Christian Courage (8th Pillar)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)

What is the 8th Pillar about?

  • Displaying Christian Courage in the face of Giants, Lions, and Life’s inevitable Storms:

    • Being an ‘untimid’, strong Christian.   God has given you a spirit of power, not of fear.   Know that God’s got your back!

    • Being concerned, not worried, when you encounter life’s ‘lions’.


Go to the Mountain TopGetting to the top, getting out of life’s valleys, is a lot easier when your Walking Partner is Jesus Christ!

Scripture for Christian Courage:

  • 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

  • Joshua 1:9

  • PSALM 27: 5-6,13-14 (NLT)

  • Philippians 4:13

  • Isaiah 40:29-31

Christian Courage begins with Christ

A mid-Fall post, Christian Courage Begins with Christ, was based on my belief in the importance of this Pillar.   As I stated in that post:

As the Lord commanded Joshua, be strong and courageous.   Don’t be a weak, meek, and easily-discouraged Christian with a ‘I Can’t’ attitude.

What sets courageous Christians apart?

  • They know that their toughest battles are the Lord’s.
  • They acknowledge, use, and share their God-given gifts.
  • They know that even when they’re weak they can be strong in the Master’s Spirit!

Again, Christian Courage begins with Christ, not with you.


  • Miss the earlier posts in this Christian Assurance Series?   Check out the 9 Pillar page
  • The next post in this Series will explore being a Spiritually-Empowered Walker (Empowerment) (3rd Pillar).

I close with another 8th Pillar Bible verse:

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT).

To God be the Glory.

Greg Silverthorne


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