Courage to Act
Today's reading: Luke 23:44-56
After Jesus draws his final breath on the cross, Joseph of Arimathea seeks out Pilate and asks for Jesus' body so he can give Jesus a proper burial. That may not seem like such a big deal to us reading this 2,000+ years later, but Joseph's actions were courageous. Everything to do with Jesus was super charged and dangerous, particularly since Joseph was a member of the Jewish leadership who had made sure Jesus was put to death. But Joseph knew what they had done to Jesus was wrong, and he did what he knew was right regardless of the circumstances--something that's not always easy to do.
So what motivates you to do what you know is right when those around you are choosing to do what's wrong? Is it your habit to seek God and ask Him to give you the courage to act rightly in tough situations? Tami
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