"Walk thou with courage"

With moral courage we can apply the teachings of Christian Science to our everyday lives. We advance spiritually as we are willing to rely on God to guide and care for us. We forge ahead, convinced of His unfailing love, as we honestly acknowledge Him to be the supreme power. The Psalmist said, "Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net." Ps. 25:15. This does not mean any slackening on our part in the way of courageously proceeding with human affairs, using our highest sense of right in all our dealings. It is God who is in command, though, and there is comfort in the thought that if an incorrect course is being followed, an honest desire for obedience to divine Principle will shift us onto the right one.

The Bible gives accounts of great courage exercised in carrying out God's instructions, which often seemed impractical. An example is Gideon, who sought help to overcome the Midianites and Amalekites—"like grasshoppers for multitude." Judg. 7:12. He was to reduce his army and confront the enemy with only three hundred men! In order to obey God, Gideon must have summoned all his trust and fortitude. He did obey, and his little army was victorious.

Thoughts from friend in tree
March 1, 1982

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