Welcome to the book of Joshua! I think as we come to face a second and rising wave of COVID-19 confirmed cases the reoccurring message of Joshua saying "be strong and courageous" is just the thing we need to hear. I find Joshua to be a really relatable character, further I find the narrative of Joshua to be really engaging. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did!
Scripture to Read
As I record these in bulk you will find the same issue as the last 2 videos with the mic acting up. I was able to diagnose what was happening and have corrected the issue. Starting Wednesday you should be getting the same quality we were before with none of that background buzz. Thanks for your patience!
Questions to Consider
What does this teach me about God?
What does this teach me about humanity?
What do I need to be strong and courageous about? How can God help me with that?
What do I think of Joshua as a leader so far?
- My Thoughts -
There are two things about Joshua that really stick with me, the first I'll cover today and the second I'll cover tomorrow. First, the be strong and courageous bit that continues to reoccur reveals to me the humanity of Joshua. It makes me believe that he is relatively young, and it makes me think that he frequently struggled with his own confidence needing not only God, but his own elders and commanders to remind him to believe in himself. I felt the same way becoming a pastor as young as I did, and especially when I stepped into the position I did at Chagrin Falls. I don't always believe in myself, and I suspect the same is true for you as well, but with God on our side anything is possible. I hope that message inspires you as much as it does me.
Gracious and loving God, give me courage and strength today. Help me to face everything today with my head held high. May I be confident, able, and willing to do your will. Take away my spirit of fear, and assure me that you are always there when I call. Amen.