The word “courage” is part of the word “discourage.” It’s like the word dis-heartened (a “dis” on heart or a loss of heart).
Discouragement is a “dis” on courage!
Have you ever thought of it that way?
It’s a loss of courage, confidence or hope. Discouragement includes some degree of fear.
The word “courage” is part of the word “discourage.” It’s like the word disheartened (a “dis” on heart or a loss of heart).
Don’t let life “dis” on your courage or heart!
Why do our words need prefixes and suffixes?
When we rebelled against God’s good plan for us, our existence required prefixes and suffixes to negate otherwise good words. Dis -courage, dis-obedience, dis -able, dis -agree, dis -advantage… Faith-less, hope-less, etc…
We must come to see sin as something that not only disobeys God’s will but also spoils the good and corrupts worthy virtues. Discouragement assaults and spoils courage.
This is why we need exhortations like the one to “….. stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the…
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