What Requires Strength and Courage?

I love the repetition in Joshua 1 as God commissions Joshua to take over the Promised Land. I imagine the Lord’s words stand for anyone moving into unknown, new territory as they follow Him with obedience.

What does God repeat in verses 6, 7, and 9?


Be strong and courageous.

Be strong and very courageous.

Be strong and courageous. 

When we look at our own lives, I think about us doing marvelous things that require fresh strength and courage. Of course, God gives the true reasons why we’re able to find this strength and courage: Him.

Joshua can find strength and courage because God already sees what He’s going to accomplish through him. Why worry?

Joshua can find strength and courage as he obeys God because God  promises good success. 

Finally, we know Joshua can find strength and courage for the ultimate reason: because God is with Him wherever he goes. 

What marvelous thing is on the horizon in your life that requires strength and courage?


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