Moral Courage

When we think of moral courage there come at once to memory two names out of the pages of Biblical history—those of Christ Jesus and Moses. The moral courage of both, based as it was on an understanding of God and His law, will ever continue to be cherished by mankind as that which is possible of attainment by all.

Moses' moral courage was a gradual development. It had its origin in compassion for the oppressed and regard of the right—love of mercy and justice. The sufferings of his fellow countrymen, the Hebrews, at the hands of the Egyptians, served to stimulate his resolve to bring about their freedom, through the power of the God of their fathers; and this he accomplished with magnificent moral courage. And when in the wilderness, on their pilgrimage to the promised land of Canaan, he found the people morally wayward, self-willed, rebellious, what strength of character he showed when he formulated the Ten Commandments, as divinely revealed, and gave them to the Israelites that they might cherish them and be saved from disobedience to moral law, with inevitable mental and physical distress!

True Self-Expression
July 11, 1936

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