Joshua 1:1-9, Common English Bible
Every step we take moves us in one of two directions. Either it moves us closer to God or away from God. Joshua is called to take over the leadership of the Israelite tribe, God’s chosen people. In order to do God’s will it takes faithful work. God reminds Joshua of the expectation for leadership on this journey into the promised land.
“The journey of a thousand mikes begins with one step.” Lao Tzu
Introduction of God’s plan!
“My servant Moses is dead. Now get ready to cross over the Jordan with this entire people to the land that I am going to give to the Israelites.” Joshua 1:2
Articulation of God’s promise!
“I am giving you every place where you set foot, exactly as I promised Moses.” Joshua 1:3
Invitation into God’s preferred future!
“Be very brave and strong as you carefully obey all of the instruction that Moses my servant commanded you. Don’t deviate even a bit from it, either to the right or left. Then you will have success wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7
Hear the W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“Remember God Is!”