Encouraging one another
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Joshua 1:9 [NLT]
This is my command—”be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Our God is the ultimate encourager. Three times in Joshua 1 God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous. Joshua has already shown much strength and courage in previous chapters, but he will need more strength and courage to complete his task of taking the Israelites into the Promised Land. Joshua then goes on in verses 10 – 15 to encourage the Israelites and remind them of God’s promises.
God’s Word contains many stories of encouragement, but the story of Joshua is one of my favourites. Moses, Gideon, David, Elijah, Peter, Ezekiel and many others are examples that contain God encouraging His people. Maybe you have a favourite Biblical character that encourages you. Share this with others; they may need to know the encouragement of the Lord at this time.
With this Covid-19 crisis, we are in a wilderness moment and we need to encourage each other to stay strong and courageous. This is the time to share the Word of God with your family, friends and neighbours.
Remember: The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Lord God, thank you for being with us. Help us through this time with your encouragement and strength. Fill us with faith to share your Word with others so that they too may know that you dwell with us. Your Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.