We see David’s courage in numerous examples in the Bible. We can ask ourselves selves do I have courage as David? Of course, to answer that question, we need to see what courage is from the Scripture’s point of view. Almost everyone knows the worldly definition of bravery: some that come in times of danger or absence of fear.
And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord. (1 Chronicles 28:20, KJV)
When we look at this biblical definition, it changes in that we do not rely on ourselves and our strength but God’s. That is the fundamental difference. Being brave is a commandment. Firstly, God commanded Joshua to be brave. As in this verse, David commands his son Solomon to be brave. Secondly, being confident means you are relying on God, and aware, He will be responsible for the final result.
In this verse, David is also advising Solomon to not be afraid and do not be discouraged as long as God is with him. He will not leave or abandon him until they finish the work for the building of the house of the Lord.
David’s courage is coming to form his faith in the Lord. When God says that there is no need to be afraid, David believes Him with all of his heart. We need David’s courage every day. When we face various fears, it is important to look at God and think about His word. Great confidence and faith in God will be born, which we will not able to explain.