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Heroes Wanted

Aug 04, 2007 04:34 AM EDT

By Greg Laurie

"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you." —Deuteronomy 31:6

The world has never been more advanced technologically, yet we have never been in worse shape spiritually and morally. It can be frightening to wonder what kind of world we are going to face and what kind of world our children and grandchildren will grow up in.

We need courage to live in these days as followers of Jesus Christ. Yet courage seems to be something that is in short supply today. Sometimes we forget what real heroism and real courage really are. We wonder where all the heroes are now.

I believe that anyone today who is a true follower of Jesus Christ and will stand up for what he or she believes is a true hero. It takes courage to be a follower of Jesus, to live an uncompromised life, to do the right thing, and to proclaim the gospel. Those who do that are heroes in my book.

It takes courage for a young Christian to resist peer pressure and remain sexually pure until marriage and then to be faithful in that marriage. It takes courage for a family to stay together and to resist the temptation to cave in at the first sight of a problem or a challenge to the vows they have made to one another. It takes courage today to be honest and not cheat. It takes courage to follow Jesus. It takes a real man and a real woman to be a follower of Christ.

Is this a description of your life right now? Are you someone who fears nothing but sin and desires nothing but God? Have courage. He is with you, and He will not forsake you.

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