And from there, when the brethren heard about us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and Three Inns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.
In the only appearance of the word “courage” in the New Testament, the Greek word means, well, “courage.” It is related to the Greek word “daring,” and is also related to the Greek word for “comfort” and “good cheer.”
How does courage work? By comforting and cheering you as you face difficulty, enabling you to dare to do what is right.
How does a Christian gain courage? From the kindness and encouragement of the saints.