Thursday, March 18, 2010
Be Strong and Courageous
Jos 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
Jos 1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
Jos 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Jos 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
If God says something, we need to hear, take notice and obey. If He says it again, we need to sit up, listen, take notes and obey. When He says it the third time, we need to stand up, act, give notice and obey.
We would do ourselves a great disservice to limit this wonderful command and promise to Joshua, or even to the Jews. If we could claim these verses today, we would prosper greatly.
Basically, be strong and have courage (very courageous and good courage), stay faithful to the Lord and stay in the Book and the results will be prosperity and good success.
This is a tremendous plan for every area of our lives.
God, as long as we have the confidence found in doing your will, and as long as we are meditating on your holy Word, we can claim your assurance of strength and courage. Amen!