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Episode Info: rities fall into order, but that might mean some big changes. When God is our ultimate good that we are striving after it makes us courageous as we will fight for the good and be read to act for we know that God is more important than anything else. It means sticking in the hard situations and doing what is right. It is persevering in the good, even when it is hard. If we have a sin that constantly is bothering us and we struggle with it is consistently turning to God for his help and forgiveness. It is loving those in our lives who might be difficult to love for that is what God does. It could be loving our spouse when times are difficult. Lastly I think that in our culture being courageous is standing up for the truths of God. Not being brash and fool-hearted when we talk to people about religion / Christianity, but to stand for truth because we want to see others changed by the Gospel. It is standing up for God’s view of the family or marriage or life. Not backing down because we are afraid to lose a lesser good but to stand for the greatest good. It could cost you some temporal things but you will be gaining, keeping the greatest thing Christ. When we fear losing Christ, we will be brave to live for Christ and His goodness. We will stick through the hardships and treat others out of love. That is courageous, being brave. Here are a few verses that can encourage us to be brave, to be courageous, to have the virtue of fortitude: Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. [1COR 16:13] Rather, after we had suffered and been insolently treated, as you know, in Philippi, we drew courage through our God to speak to you the gospel of God with much struggle. [1THES 2:1-2] Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side; your rod and staff give me courage. [PS 23:4] ......
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