Devotions for August 30, 2017

JOSHUA 1:6-9

“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. 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.”

BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS

Moses has died and God commands Joshua to lead the Israelites into the promised land. This is God’s instruction to Joshua.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: Based on this passage, what does God instruct Joshua to do again and again?
Q: You could argue that the recurring theme in this passage is discipline. Obey, study, meditate, be strong, etc, these are the marks of a disciple of Jesus. Who do you know that embodies these traits?
Q: If you wanted to be known as someone who obeys, studies, mediates, someone who is strong, courageous and obeys God continually – what would need to change in your life? What habits would you need to modify?

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