The question I have is...why is it so hard for me (or even Christians as a group, if I'm not alone in this) to be courageous? So I may get slapped down and yelled at as being a backward, ignorant punk that's intolerant of others--Jesus was killed. Paul was killed. Dozens, hundreds, and thousands have been killed over their faith in God, and an equal number have triumphed over their foes by God's hand. I haven't even resisted to the point of a stubbed toe, and the worst that can happen (in this country, at the present date) is a long drawn out argument and a lame attitude. So any excuse of 'well, it's hard for me to be courageous when facing someone because they may yell at me or suck me into a long drawn out argument' seems so pathetic I can't even bring myself to say it.
More, God is with me. There is no possible, logical or reasonable purpose to be afraid or uncourageous.
I also mightily identify with 'He cannot be courageous unless he knows he is doing right'. Self doubt has caused me to waver and fall a stupid amount of times.
The point is...I'm an idjit if I sit and shake in fear begging for comfort and closing my eyes to the fact that, by His presence alone, I have no reason to fear.
Pretty good study, overall. I prefer ones with actual Q&A sheets though. Easier for me to learn.