But (of course there'd be that) the question is do I have the courage to actually do it? Do I have what it takes to say what I believe about a situation (be it homosexuality, a person's beliefs about some aspect of the Word, etc.) when I am confronted?
No...I don't. I am a chicken with a capital C. I hate confrontation. In fact, I'll usually agree with you just so we don't disagree about something. When it comes to the bible, I'm always afraid that the person I may not agree with knows more than I do or has studied something more than I have.
'Have I not COMMANDED you?'--is it just me or does He command us to be strong and courageous? Not just when we feel like it or think that we know the answer. You know I looked it up:
Command: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Since He is my authority I guess I need to take heed when He commands me to do something. I also know that if He commands it of me then He will be my Source to give me the ability to 'be strong and courageous'. According to the verse itself 'for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.'
So, no, in my own power I am not courageous or strong. But in His power, I am and I can stand up against anything or anyone who comes my way!
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