20 June 2010

2 Samuel 10:12

'Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD do what seems good to him.'

--Joab to his brother Abishai, 2 Samuel 10:12

Two settled convictions. One, courage. Two, leave the results up to God.

What if, under God and nestled firmly into the gospel, we resolve that this week, the fourth week of June 2010, a week we'll never get to rewind and do over, we were to go forward in unhindered courage and happily leave the results up to God? Let's do it. It will be mistaken for pride by some, others will misperceive our motives, some will think it legalistic. A few might find something igniting within them as they observe your faith. Whatever happens, God will multiply it a hundred fold in mostly invisible ways that we won't see till we're with Him.

The default mode within each of us is timidity and self-protection. It's death. Look at God and shed your cowardice, so easily disguised as prudence. If God is God, and the Bible is truth, the prudent thing is risking everything for Christ.

Courage, and leave it with him.

1 comment:

The Ortlund Family said...

One of the many reasons I love you is because you live this out!