Joshua and the Israelites have just crossed the Jordan river – a feat that was accomplished through the miraculous power of God. Now they need to go into their first battle on this side of the Jordan – the Promised Land. This is going to take real courage.
When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?" And he said, "No; but I am the commander of the army of the LORD. Now I have come." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, "What does my lord say to his servant?" And the commander of the LORD's army said to Joshua, "Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so. (Joshua 5:13-15 ESV)
Real courage comes from God and leads us to a rock-solid walk with God.
So how about you? Does your courage start with God and lead you to walk with God? Do you have real courage?