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Instant Bravery

In a bible study yesterday the subject of courage came up.  Someone mentioned the courage of David versus Goliath.  So the question was asked "How were the people meant to be brave in the face of Goliath and the Philistines?"

One person answered:  "Look at David!"

Good answer.  Instant bravery, just look at your King's victory.  You don't even have to think about it.  Once you see the Giant fall there are no further mental processes required, no negative automatic thoughts to conquer, no re-framing of core-beliefs.  You see the victory of your Champion and you will be brave.

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0 thoughts on “Instant Bravery

  1. Pedro

    Really helpful - the Giant HAS fallen and Our King HAS won the Victory - so "all" that's left for us to do is to praise Mighty King Jesus and enjoy the spoils - Ephesians One sets out just what that looks like...
    In terms of how we "encourage one another," surely the emphasis needs to be on regular reminders about our King's victory and that the enemy has been well and truly defeated once-and-for-all, eternally. After all, we (I) only too quickly forget and then waste energy in thinking how we can win (or avoid!) a given battle. Methinks

  2. Dev

    isn't it interesting that the first of the categories 'banned' from the new creation are the cowards:

    Revelation 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."

    The only scared individuals in that battle... are those batting for the other team

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