Read, meditate, obey, be strong

June 16th, 2013

Another reflection from Joshua 1:7-9…

7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. 8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

I love the way God told Joshua to read and meditate on the Word before He told him to be strong and courageous.

As a result his courage would be built on God’s Word and who God is, not just being strong and courageous mentally or trusting in his own skills.

We should get things in the right order too…

Read the Word, meditate on it, obey it… then you are in a good position to be strong and courageous in God’s strength.

God Bless,
Dave

 
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