Today’s reading: Joshua 1:1-9

Since we’ve been in the New Testament for a number of weeks, it’s time to return to the Old Testament for some life lessons, this time from the book of Joshua.

The opening verse of this book sets the scene. Moses has died, and Joshua, Moses’s right-hand man, receives a promotion from God. He is now the new leader of the Israelites, who are a massive group of men, women, and children. I can only imagine how Joshua must have felt being given such a monumental task. But God doesn’t simply promote Joshua and then leave him to find his own way. God also provides 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” as he keeps his focus on God’s law and lives in alignment with it.

Think of a time when you felt overwhelmed with or a little fearful due to a job, task, or role that God put before you. How did you respond? How does focusing and meditating on God’s Word help you be “strong and courageous”? What does this passage reveal about God’s character? Tami

Source: Tami’s Blog