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Courage God's View or .....

Last week I issued a challenge to embrace this new year with courage, trust, open expectations, honesty, vulnerability, forgiveness, friends, vision, love and following the path that God has outlined for you. In the upcoming weeks, we will focus on the list of ten individually. Courage is the first one on the list, Webster’s online dictionary defines it as “the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous.” Keeping in line with the challenge I offer a different point of view to consider in 1 Peter 2 11-17 “ Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul, Live such good lives among the pagans that though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live us Free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil: live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God honor the emperor. Let’s also consider 1 Peter 3 1-6 “ Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your own husband so that, if any of them do not believe the word of God, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity an