Sunday, May 23, 2010


Our lesson in Sunday School today was on Joshua from the Old Testament. A little refresher... Moses was leading the children of Israel in the wilderness for 40 years... Moses died and Joshua is called of God to be their prophet. When he was being called the Lord told Joshua "Be strong and of a good courage".

Joshua did need to be strong and of a good courage because the Lord had much work for him to do, and the work would be difficult. One of the first things on the list was to lead Israel in the conquest and settlement of Canaan. In addition... he was being asked to replace a great leader. Despite all that would be expected of him in his calling, the Lord assured him saying " I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."

This counsel and assurance stood out to me today, as it applies to each of us. Despite what the Lord asks of us, we can be strong and of a good courage and be assured that the Lord is with us.

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