Vital Signs - Sunday, October 6, 2019

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.”

‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭16:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I love how God repeatedly told Joshua to be strong and courageous when he was about to lead the Hebrew nation in their conquest of Canaan (Joshua 1:6-7, 9). But the truth is, he tells all of us to be strong and have the courage to do what is right.

Where does moral courage come from? From a conscience that is taken captive by the Word of God.

The conscience is our spiritual operating system—hardwired into the human heart—and it requires constant updating and upgrading. The way you do this is by downloading Scripture on a daily basis. When you study Scripture, you’re uploading God’s good, pleasing, and perfect will. Then you have a conscience informed by the Holy Scriptures and fine-tuned to the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit.

A person with a God conscience is a change agent—a force to be reckoned with.

Where do you need to act out of moral bravery today?

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