Tag: Joshua 1:8-9

Lead Me on Level Ground!

Scripture reading for March 30th:  Joshua 1-4, Psalm 143, Luke 14

Key Scriptures: Luke 14:25-30  “Now great crowds accompanied Him, and He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.  Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.  For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?  Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.'”

Joshua 1:8-9 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful 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.”  

Jesus taught that there were priorities that must be decided upon if a person chose to become His disciple.  Family could not be first.  Our own life in soul and body must be placed lower than following Jesus.  There was a cross for each disciple that they must chose to bear.  Successful discipleship would come by full surrender and obedience to God’s Word and Christ’s teaching.

Faith confession and prayer:  Lord, I have set You and Your Word as my priority in my life.  Help me to keep Your Word in my heart and on my lips as I walk with You to the promised land.

Psalm 143:10  “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God!  Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”  

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Strength and Courage!

Scripture reading for March 15th:  Joshua 1-4, Luke 10

Key Scriptures: Luke 10: 1-3  “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of Him, two by two, into every town and place where He Himself was about to go.  And He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.  Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.”

Jesus gathered the larger group of His disciples and sent them out two by two.  He prefaced His mission with a command for them to pray to “The Lord of the Harvest” for laborers.  After they prayed, He commanded them to answer their prayer by going!  Prayer has a way of motivating the prayer and opening them to Hear Jesus and obey.

Joshua 1:8-9  “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.  For then you will make you way prosperous, and then you will have good success.  Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for your encouragement and strength.  Help me to go forth today to walk with You and possess the land of promise.  Amen.

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Thankful for our “Joshua”!

Scripture reading for February 28th:  Deuteronomy 34, Joshua 1-4

Key Scriptures:  Joshua 1:8-9 “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.  The you will be prosperous and successful.  Have I not commanded you:  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

As Joshua took over leadership at the passing of Moses, God spoke to him about his leadership.  It was really a call to follow God through meditating and speaking forth God’s word!  This would require great courage and strength but the rewards would be prosperity and success!  God would be with Him all the way!

Thankful for Jesus: Jesus Christ, our “Joshua”, calls us to abide in Him and allow His Word to abide in us and we will be fruitful!  “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be give you.  This is to My Father’s glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples.”  (John 15:7-8)

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