Today's reading: Joshua 1:1-9
The opening verse sets the scene for the Book of Joshua. Moses has died and Joshua, Moses' right hand man, is receiving a promotion from God. He is now the new leader of the Israelites, a massive group of men, women and children. I can only imagine how Joshua must have felt taking on such a monumental task. But God didn't simply promote Joshua and then leave him to find his own way. God also provided words of reassurance, encouragement and guidance. He tells Joshua that He will always be with him and then gives the charge for Joshua to be "strong and courageous" and keep his focus on, and living alignment with, God’s Law.
Think of a time when you felt overwhelmed or a little scared with a job, task or role that God put before you. How did you respond? Did focusing and meditating on God's Word help you "be strong and courageous"? Tami
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