Be Strong

Re:Verse reading–Joshua 1 (day four)

His name was Amos…he was a good dog. He did not have a large kingdom, but he watched over our backyard with diligence. Early one morning, we were awakened by his barking…he had cornered a possum. He was content to just bark…until I arrived beside him. Emboldened by my presence, he rushed in for the fight.

Joshua and Israel were poised on the banks of the Jordan River. They were emboldened to move, on the command of the Lord. He promised to be with them and had already given them the land. He promised His presence! All they had to do was to be strong and courageous.

What has God promised to you? What has He already given to you if you will only follow His commands? “Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

(BTW: Amos won…with a little help.)

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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