Powered by 4 - Mar. 18, 2011

Not Right. Not Left.

today's reading.
Joshua 1:1-9    After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant...
Joshua 1:1

think about it.
With Joshua, God revisits His promise to Israel of a land; what is the extent of this promise? What does God promise to Joshua personally? How do you respond when you see God keep a promise? What do you need courage for today?

the blog.
Everyone wants to be successful. Walk into any bookstore or search online and you'll find hundreds of books on the topic, all with a little different take. Well thankfully we don't have to wonder about how to be successful in God's eyes because He tells us in His Word.

We're looking at Joshua 1:1-9 today. Moses has just died and the monumental task of leading the Israelites is now passing to Joshua. Here's what I love about this passage. God tells Joshua that He will not leave him or forsake. But He also tells Joshua that he must follow God's law if he is to be successful and prosper. Simply put, God tells Joshua to stay the course, focused on Him and His law. Joshua is not to veer off the path by turning to the right or the left. Now that's advice we can all take to the bank.

So what do you do that helps you stay focused on and following God's law and instruction? What are some things we can do to improve in this area? Tami W.

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