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Courage

When have you needed courage? What happened instead? In the Wizard of Oz, there were three characters that accompanied Dorothy to Oz. All of them desired something from the wizard including the cowardly lion who wanted "courage." The twelve spies spent forty days exploring the Promised Land, sent by Moses to bring back a report. Ten of them concluded that the circumstances were too great for success. They said the land would "devour us," the people were huge, even "giants" and "powerful," and their "towns are large and fortified." They said, "Next to them we felt like grasshoppers and that's what they thought, too!" (Numbers 13:28, 32-33) But two of them (Joshua and Caleb) said, "Let's go at once to take the land. We can certainly conquer it!" (13:30) They saw abundance of food and saw the present people living there as "helpless prey" and with "no protection." (14:9) These two had courag…

Evidence

In any trial, evidence is very important to the defendant's attorneys and also to the plaintiff's attorneys. It can prove or disprove assertions by the opposition. One piece of evidence can change the jury's minds. The religious world has discussed the evidence for Jesus really being God since the early centuries after his death. Some said there was not enough evidence for his resurrection while the four New Testament Gospels and Acts made it very clear that over 500 people saw him alive after he died just days before. Our lives produce evidence that can be in opposition to what our words say, or that can be aligned with what we say we believe. Our actions and words become evidence one way or another. So, what is the evidence in your life to others that you love God? There are at least two, if not more, evidences mentioned in Scripture that show that you love God. The writer of Hebrews said, "God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how…