Divine Courage

Michael Beck

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” (Proverbs 28:1)

David’s courage in the face of a giant who intimidated the whole army of Israel was nothing less than divine courage. When we know that God is for us, then who can be against us?

Here then is the issue: is our confidence born out of a right relationship with God, or are we just “psyching” ourselves up to do something? It is typically not a good sign when we have to talk ourselves into going down a certain path. Do we need to get the encouragement of others before we can act? Nobody encouraged David to fight Goliath. Quite the opposite, they told him he was just a boy and had no chance.

The righteous overcome all fear in the face of soul melting challenges because they have an anointing of courage upon them. They boldly go forth because God goes with them. They don’t fight their own battles, they fight His. They don’t enlist God to take up their cause, they are obediently committed to His cause.

Would you have lion-like courage that is the gift of God to you? Then you must be righteous before Him. That means you must be willing to do what is right in His eyes, not your own. Be His man. Be His woman. Be His child. Instead of retreating in fear before non-existent danger, go forth boldly to face and overcome the real giants in your life.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.