An unwillingness to act in a situation of danger or opposition, because of fear. Avoiding the source of one’s anxiety or fear, rather than dealing with it directly.
Cowardice prevents people from acknowledging Jesus Christ publicly
Cowardice leads to avoidance of the difficulty Mt 26:56 See also 1Sa 13:6-7 the Philistine threat; 1Sa 17:24 Goliath; 1Ki 19:2-3; Jnh 1:10; Mt 26:69-74 pp Mk 14:66-71 pp Lk 22:57-60 pp Jn 18:15-18 pp Jn 18:25-27; Lk 8:37 after the destruction of the pigs; Gal 2:12 Peter
God can work through cowardice
God gives hope to the cowardly or fearful
Judgment on cowards
Rev 21:8 Where cowardice meant rejecting the gospel and denying Jesus Christ.
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