Bible / Random

Are You Scared?

Moses was a pretty powerful guy in the Old Testament.  Maybe not Samson powerful but he walked with God and everyone around him knew it.  The book of Joshua starts after Moses died and Joshua is put in charge.  Can you imagine?  Joshua was following Moses’ footsteps?!  

Knowing what a powerful guy Moses was it’s probably no coincidence that it’s mentioned five times to “be strong and courageous” or “I will never leave you.”

Joshua 1:5b:  
I will not leave you or forsake you.

Joshua 1:6:  
Be strong and courageous…

Joshua 1:7:  
Only be strong and very courageous…

Joshua 1:9:  
Have I not commanded you?  
Be strong and courageous…
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:18b:  
Only be strong and courageous.

Are you noticing the trend?  That’s only in chapter 1!  There are often times in our lives when we doubt a decision we’re making or we’re just plain afraid of the outcome because we feel like we’ve really stepped out on a limb.  Guess what?  No matter how long and skinny we think that limb is God is there.  He never leaves us.  We might feel like we’re alone but God is always there.  He is our biggest champion.  He is our ultimate protector.

 

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