March 31

March 31.

Joshua & His Charge — Being strong & courageous to keep the Word.

Today’s Readings:

Reading 1: Joshua 1

Reading 2: Deuteronomy 5:28-33

Reading 3: Psalm 27

It is a hard act to follow when your mentor is the most humble man in the world, the finest prophet ever, and the one who led the nation out of slavery. But Joshua is commanded by God to be strong and courageous, and the promise is “I will be with you wherever you go.”

With that kind of backing, Joshua is prepared to lead his people to victory. He surely recalled the promise from Deuteronomy 5: “Stay on the path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.”

We, too, are called by God to follow closely, obey His voice, be strong and courageous, and fulfill our destiny in Him. Just as David reflected in Psalm 27: “The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid?” and “I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the LordBe brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

Let’s say “yes” to our callings today, and move forward, with Joshua, to obediently follow God!

Have a great day!

Mark.

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