Courage by bigplew
November 28, 2007, 1:45 pm
Filed under: Leadership, Manly men of history

by Mike Plewniak

— A definition of courage from Webster’s 1828 dictionary: COURAGE, n. [L., the heart.] Bravery; intrepidity; that quality of mind which enables men to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear or depression of spirits; valor; boldness; resolution. It is a constituent part of fortitude; but fortitude implies patience to bear continued suffering.

— An example of courage by Dr. Al Mohler. For those who follow his blog, or are familiar with his history, this is his recounting of the events that took place after he became President of Southern Seminary. He was persecuted by faculty, students, and the media. He was mocked and hated. And he had a resolute boldness to trust in God, His Word, and to do the right thing even though it wasn’t popular.

Men, we need courage like this. Courage to stand with boldness in the face of suffering and persecution. We need courage that God’s Word is true and will prove itself true throughout history. We need courage to do the right thing. Let’s pray and ask God for this kind of courage!


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