While I am in Slovakia I will be leading daily devotions for the team. We will be posting these each day so that you can be thinking and praying about the same material.
Day 2: Courageous
The most common word that the team used to describe a hero was ‘courageous.’ While it may not appear so immediately, this is also a character quality of God, and it shows up best in the life and work of Jesus Christ. A little over a week ago you read Philippians 2:5-11. Who is the hero of this text? What makes him a hero?
Andrew Peterson’s album ‘Behold the Lamb of God’ has the following line: “So sing out for joy for the brave little boy who was God, but he made himself nothing…” Do you ever think of Jesus as a ‘brave little boy?’ What fits? What doesn’t?
A similar Jesus-as-courageous text is Hebrews 12:1-3. What in these verses shows Jesus’ courage?
Finally, read Luke 9:51-53. What was going to happen in Jerusalem? How does this show Jesus’ courage? Is Jesus your hero?
Application: Read Joshua 1:1-9. What reasons does God give Joshua for not being frightened anymore, but ‘strong and courageous?’