Read Joshua 1:1-16
Is there something God has called you to do which you haven’t done yet? What are your reasons for delaying?
Joshua was faced with enormous responsibility after Moses’ death. He was called to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land. Goad had a plan and Joshua would play a key role.
Sensing what Joshua needed, God speaks to him in verses 2 through 9. God reassures Joshua He is with him, the land is really theirs, and no one can stand in their way. Father God also reminds him that success comes from being strong and courageous to observe all that’s written in the law. Meditating on it day and night would keep him in a good way. Lastly, God says “I command you not to be afraid, for I am with you wherever you go.”
What a prep talk! Straight from the Lord’s lips, Joshua receives exactly what he needs in that moment. Whoever the Lord calls, He also equips.
Get to Work
In verses 10 through 16 we see Joshua getting work. He jumped in with both feet. Joshua trusted the Lord. He was strong and courageous. Joshua commanded the people to ready themselves, reminding them the Lord had given the land to them already.
Just as the Lord was with Joshua, He is with us, if we have trusted Jesus Christ’s work on the cross. For all who believe on Him will not perish but have eternal life. Jesus said, “I am with you always”.
What does God want you to do that you keep putting off? Is there a loved one you’re afraid to confront? Are you fearful of asking for a raise at work? Does your teenager’s behavior frustrate you? Are you having difficulties forgiving someone? Remember, what God leads you to do He will supply all you need to accomplish it. Why not take God at His word?
Dear Lord, you are completely trustworthy. You never change. What you say, you do. Forgive us for not believing you’re with us always. Give us the strength and courage to observe all your word. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.