Be strong and courageous

for your encouragement this week

daily meditation

Joshua 1:9: “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.”

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.

Be strong

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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