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00323 - Who was St. George?

Born on April 23rd, 303 AD, in Cappadocia, George of Lydda was a Christian serving in the Roman army under Emperor Diocletian. He was sentenced to death for refusing to deny his Christian faith.

In the decades that passed, he became an icon of martyrdom. Since his death, England, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Georgia and some parts of Spain and Russia have claimed George as their patron saint. Psalm 16:3 says, ‘As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.’ (ESV)

The point of today’s text is, to stick to the courage of your convictions. Whether in work, sports, or social settings, it’s OK to say you are a Christian and what that means; even if you experience ridicule for it. God will be with you; exercise faith, not fear. You may well see a breakthrough you never imagined you would have.


Being bold in your faith opens doors of conversation that once were only ever shut.


Lord, help me to stand firm in my faith, and when trials come, be confident in You. Amen.

Action Point

Write down five of the most challenging questions a non-believer might ask you, and then do a Bible study to find the answers for them.

Copyright notices

(ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit. Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via

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