Courage doesn’t come easy. This is particularly true for the Christian who desires to live godly (2 Tim. 3:12). It is, however, very possible. Courage rises out of conviction. Conviction rises out of understanding. Understanding rises out of knowledge. And finally, knowledge rests in the Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Scripture reveals Christ. It is the “gospel by the power of God” (2 Tim. 1:8). When we root our thinking in the soil of God’s gospel, understanding is gained and builds conviction. And conviction, when it is formed, produces courage. This wallpaper reminds us that courage does not exist in the soul that does not exist in Christ.
“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.”2 Timothy 1:8-12
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