for your encouragement this week
How many times does God have to tell Joshua not to be chicken-hearted? In that one verse it seems that it is the same message repeated four times: be strong; be courageous; be not frightened; be not dismayed.
This is about your ability. Paul says: be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10). In another place he said: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). Strength is about your capability. Philemon was told that he needs to acknowledge every good thing in him because he is in Christ Jesus (Philemon 1:6). That means that he should not allow himself to feel inferior, because…
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