Just what is courage? What are its sources? How can you and I be courageous? Today’s devotional gives you clues that will help you answer these questions and live a life of courage. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Jeremiah 1:18 (ESV)
And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land.
“Said the Roman emperor to Chrysostom, ‘I will banish thee.’ ‘Thou canst not,’ was his answer, ‘for the world is my Father’s house.’ ‘Then will I kill thee.’ ‘That is not in thy power, for my life is hid with Christ in God.’ ‘I will deprive thee of all thou possessest. ‘Nay, for my treasure is in heaven, and my riches are within me.’ ‘But I will exile thee, that thou shalt not have a friend or companion left.’ ‘Neither canst thou do that; for my Friend is He who will never leave me, and from whom none can sever me. I defy thee, proud emperor; thou canst do me no harm at all!’” [Gray & Adams Bible Commentary III edited by James C. Gray and George M. Adams, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1903), p. 378]