“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua was chosen to lead the people into the promised-land. Moses had passed from the scene, and Joshua was now the leader of Israel. God spoke to Joshua to instruct him and encourage him in this passage of Scripture.
In these difficult times, we are commanded to go three things in Joshua 1. Let us examine them today.
1) Read and study the Word of God. Stay in the Bible each and every day. It is life, breath, and bread to our souls. We cannot go on without God’s Word.
2) Trust and obey God. God has commanded us to follow Jesus in our daily existence. We are given the great gift of salvation. And our salvation will always propel us to serve God by serving others.
3) Be courageous and do not fear. Be strong and courageous and do not fear. Why? Because God is with you! He promised to be with us through every situation. He is with us.
Take heart, child of God. God is faithful to His Word. God is able to keep His promises. Trust in His power, presence, and provision day by day.