BIBLE READING|JOSHUA 1:1-8
After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: 2 “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall [a]divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may [b]prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you[c] shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
It has been said that one man with courage is a majority, and that fear cripples vision, but courage expands the future.
The serenity prayer indicates that not everything that we face can be changed, but nothing is ever changed until it is faced or confronted.
Therefore, without courage, potential becomes useless and opportunities become wasted.
Joshua was tutored at commission about his mission, and the necessity of courage.
In Joshua 1:6, he was told that leadership is all about courage and that if he envisions at people’s level, he will lose the edge and the qualification to lead them.
In Joshua 1:7, he was told that choices create chances and courage utilizes chances; courage is the stepladder that makes one to tower above the mountain of intimidation, and without courage, there can be no manifestation in bondage.
Courage is the breakfast, the lunch and the supper of a leader. Heeding the command is what eventually transforms you to a commander – be strong and courageous.
PRAYER: Lord, grant me the courage today to pursue what must be pursued, face all that must be faced, stand for what is right, that my circle of influence will change for better.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR | LEVITICUS 25 & MARK 1:23-45