If God says something one time, it is IMPORTANT. If God says it three times in four verses, it is VERY IMPORTANT.
God gave Joshua a vision of the promised land, a land flowing with milk and honey. He saw it with his own eyes, and with Caleb, gave a good report to Moses and all the nation of Israel. Ten others saw the land too, but they were more focused on the armed inhabitants and the fortified cities. The nation of Israel listened to the negative reports of the ten men and grumbled against God, spending the next 40 years wandering the desert.
After the death of Moses, God spoke to Joshua and told him that it was time to fulfill the vision of God’s people inhabiting the promised land. God had a clear message for Joshua.
Three times in Joshua 1, God says:
Be Strong and Courageous (v6)
Be Strong and Courageous (v7)
Be Strong and Courageous (v9)
Courage is the mental and moral strength to venture forward, to persevere and to withstand danger, fear or difficulty (Merriam-Webster). For the Christian, your courage is rooted and grounded in your relationship with God.
What is holding you back from taking the next step with God in your life? What is your fear? What challenge do you need to rise above?
God knew what Joshua needed to take the next step in his life and leadership. He needed to be “strong and courageous.”
Dare to Ask God for strength and courage today,
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!
Strong families have strong commitments and enjoy spending time with one another. Take time to do this with your family today!
There will be a day that we will be in perfect relationship with God and with our Christian brothers and sisters. Are you in the family of God?
Everyone who receives Christ and believes in His name is a member of the family of God. Have you received Jesus in your life?
Hallelujah! We get to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this Easter! I have seen the tomb, the accounts are true: It is empty!
New series! Family is the foundation for all cultures and originates from the Bible. Is your family a priority in your life?
God’s vision for our life will always include seeing a need in the life of another person and loving them. Who needs your love today?
God tells Joshua three times in four verses to “be strong and have courage!” Will you trust in God today?