Any scripture verses used in this blog will be in italics. Now here's a few verses I feel are encouraging to me.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
This next verse, I believe, compares being 'salty' to the ones who speak out and tend to stir things up with their 'spicy' rhetoric on the truth, according to what is taught in the Bible.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
And this next one does not come from the Bible, but from a church sign in our local community. It says....Courage is contagious. Take a stand. Other spines will strengthen.