“The cowardice that is afraid of success is not biblical faith, and it will be that same lack of faith that, when it comes to the point, refuses to pay the price that a martyr would pay. Faith is willing for earthly success or failure, whatever the Lord has ordained for us. Cowardice is ultimately willing for neither, because cowardice won’t take the risk of failure that is necessary in order for real success to occur. Faint heart . . . fair lady, and it became a proverb because it is true . . . Some are afraid that our psalm singing will wake up the lions, while others are afraid that the psalm singing will stop the mouths of the lions” (Empires of Dirt, pp. 234-235).
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