Re:Verse reading–Joshua 1 (day two)
“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 success.” vs. 8
New leader, new land – if there were ever a time for some continuity for a nation, this would be it. The Israelites were now stepping foot into the promise, their dreams were coming true, but it all meant change. Even when things are going well change can be difficult. God knows this. Perhaps this is why in the span of ten verses he says be strong and courageous four different times. He also helps them see that amidst great change there was also the comforting assurance of his constancy. New leader, new land, same God, same Word. The promises that we are walking are simply the fulfillment of what he has assured us of all along. No matter the circumstance, God will remain true. Now is not the time to forget this.