Be Bold & Courageous:
I had a Starbuck’s date with a friend about a week ago and she completely got my life together. Listen, you need people who you can do life with that makes your baby leap, okay? I’m talking Mary and Elizabeth style leap (Luke 1:39-45). Any who, we were talking about life and she was saying how she read Joshua 1:9 and the fact that God gave Joshua a command really hit her one day.
God didn’t just tell Joshua to be strong and courageous; before He tells him that, He says, “This is My command.” Hold up, wait a minute...that’s a game changer folks! It’s so easy to encourage ourselves with the “be strong and courageous” part and the reminder that the Lord is with us, but those aren’t the most important parts of this text. The key is that before God says any of that, He tells our friend Josh, “This is My command.” In other words, “be strong and courageous” is an instruction...