If he kept the Book of the Law on his mind and in his mouth at all the time, he would be prosperous and successful. Love you my friend. We are so blessed to have Jesus. Be strong and courageous! All of her children and most of her grandchildren and great grandchildren (and even her one great great grandchild) were all there sitting in church together for the first time. The command to “be strong and courageous” was repeated several times to Joshua and the Israelites to emphasize its importance (vv. As the Lord had done for Moses at the Red Sea, he miraculously stopped the waters and Joshua led the people across the river on dry ground. Thanks for sharing, Thank you Yvonne! Week 11: “Be Strong & Courageous” Joshua 1 & Psalms 111 Teacher notes: This guide is meant to be used as a resource to help you go deeper in your small group discussion. You have done such a great job honoring her in this post, sharing your story, and pointing us to Jesus. At the beginning of this year, I wrote these words in my journal: Little did I know (along with many others) what I’d have to endure in 2020. Our moms are in heaven together. Do not be afraid; No enemy can stand before me, for God is fighting for me. I clean homes and offices, and some of the offices are clinics. My heart is encouraged by your testimony! Well, if you do, look with me at Joshua 1! Joshua 1:1-9. God has GREAT plans for you in the New Year, I can feel it when I pray for you. Only be strong and courageous!” vs. 16 … Be strong and courageous. ❤, Thank you so much, Donna!!! Thank you Dawn! Maybe you are worried about the future of your marriage? I’m extremely thankful she knew the Lord and I will see her again. There was no way we were letting Mom go back to the hospital where no one could be with her. About being strong and courageous, the name of the sermon this morning is called we must be strong and courageous. Most of us had a special moment with mom that night. He was strong, courageous, lived a life of faithfulness to the Lord, and became one of Israel’s most prosperous and successful leaders! In Joshua 1, we read of the transition of leadership to Joshua … Before moving forward, Joshua was told about four times in the book of Joshua chapter 1 to be strong and courageous. Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses. Maybe you are concerned about the condition of a relationship with another family member? Twice God says he will always be with Joshua and three times he tells Joshua to be strong and courageous. I am so sorry for your loss. The third way that God gives people strength and courage is through his presence. Towards the end of praying, and with great sadness in my heart, I lifted my hand toward Heaven and said, God bless you this Christmas and always …. ; Think about God and His Word every minute of every day ().Combat discouragement — because discouragement will come — by remembering that … How about you? So the first thing to look at is the context surrounding what God is telling Joshua in this verse. My servant, Moses commanded you do not turn from it to the right or to the left so that you will have success wherever you go. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9: I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” NRSV. Meditating on God's Word helps us grow as disciples in faith and courage (1:7-8). Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey your words, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Joshua 1:6-9 New King James Version (NKJV) Isn’t it strange that God told Joshua to be strong and courageous 4 times in just as many verses? The nurses truly are pulled thin there, so no one was available to hold the phone for her. Joshua is one of the few people in the Bible who didn’t have any major moral weaknesses or character flaws. – Joshua 1:9. Joshua 1:1-9. Many of my journal entries end with me repeating the main focus a few times. Oh Susan. As I said, Joshua was filled with fear as he encountered the biggest transition of his life. God tells Joshua three times to “be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:1-8), and Joshua boldly leads Israel against their enemies. That was my last ‘alert’ conversation with her and I thank God so much for that ‘golden nugget’ moment … one of many God granted me. Strength and courage come from God! He was to rely firmly on the Lord and his promise… he was to strive to attain and preserve this firmness by a careful observance of the Law… an uninterrupted study and laying to heart of the commandments of God,… to read every day in the law (Deut 17:19). My heart goes for you! Each one of them prayed for me as well and I felt greatly loved. This powerful scripture reminds us that God is with us wherever we go and in … Be Strong and Courageous Joshua 1:1-18 There's Hope for the Hopeless Joshua 2:1-24 God will make a way Joshua 3:1-17 ... Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. At the beginning of this year, I wrote these words in my journal: “Be brave, step out, trust God. Be strong and courageous. Joshua 1:1-9. There is no doubt in my mind that she was there with us, enjoying her family whom she loved so much. Joshua’s courage did not emanate from his own personal strength. God told Joshua to “be strong and courageous” 4 times in just as many verses as He prepared Joshua to lead the Israelites into the promised land. Sometimes we can feel like a kitten, but God has made us lionesses. He was strong, courageous, lived a life of faithfulness to the Lord, and became one of Israel’s most prosperous and successful leaders! At the end of each year, I ask God what he wants to do in my life in the upcoming year. 1 Corinthians 16:13 CSB. Now the baton of leadership had been passed to Joshua, and so many unanswered questions left him terrified! Other than this, the Bible doesn’t tell us anything about Joshua’s background. Do not be terrified: do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” So if you were to break this Scripture down into bite-size pieces and meditate on each line, you will become stronger and stronger in your faith. That is what Joshua was told to do when he became Moses’ successor: “Be courageous and very strong to take care to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Moses. Learn how to walk out your calling and live in God’s promises in today’s devotional. I will not fear, for God is with me. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT. He’s telling Joshua to: Obey the 10 Commandments whether he wants to or not because it’s the only way Israel will prosper (). The Lord commands Joshua to be strong and courageous and to obey the law (v.7) and in return, Joshua will be successful and prosperous (v.8). The first half of the Book of Joshua tells the story of Israel’s conquest of the Promised Land; the second half of the books tells the story of the dividing of the land between the twelve tribes of Israel. What is the relationship between fear and faith? He was following in the footsteps of Israel’s greatest leader. Do not be afraid, be courageous. It is important to look at both the context of the surrounding passage as well as the greater context of scripture in general. The Sunday morning God took Mom, I had woke up between 3 and 3:30. Losing a mom leaves a hole in the heart, doesn’t it? We always knew this day would come, but still I was not prepared. Prayer. “This is my command—be strong and courageous! I’m so glad that she loved the Lord and that you’ll be seeing her again in full, whole victory. These were the words God spoke over Joshua before he was to lead the Israelites into the promised land. I wouldn’t be surprised if at that very moment, both God and Mom placed the mantel in my hand as I lifted it up. Joshua proved himself to be an able and faithful commander, and later in Ex.24:13 we read that Joshua is the trusted servant of Moses. “So be strong and courageous! Thanks for sharing and more grace. Joshua is commanded to be strong and courageous and to not be afraid or discouraged and the Lord promises to be with Joshua wherever he goes (v.9). Q3. ♦ “Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Obviously taking the reign and reins from Moses would be an overwhelming assignment from God. That is why we can all identify with Joshua! - Joshua 1:9. His Word gives us wisdom and guidance to make good decisions. It was wonderful to talk to you. Through the examples of the Israelites crossing the Jordan and Rahab putting her … Are you like Joshua? As long as Israel obeyed the Lord, they won every battle; even though the Israelite army was usually outnumbered. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” [Wherever you go – includes where you stay!] He was facing the biggest change of his life, and he was paralyzed by fear. Having or showing the mental strength to face danger, fear or difficulty: having or showing courage. In Joshua 1, we read of the transition of leadership to Joshua after Moses died. I am not sure that there are words just right to add to your beautiful telling of your mom’s passing. Joshua obeyed God’s Word throughout his whole life, and God blessed everything he did. She loves chocolate, reading, photography, writing, and talking with God. Be brave and trust Him!!“. Jesus, Hubby, family, & friends are her joy. The word courage, as it’s used here in the Bible, means “resolute” (Howard, 1998). Thank you Cathy! He fixed his eyes on the promises of God rather than fearing the obstacles of the enemy. The phrase “Be strong and courageous” is repeated four times in this chapter. She could no longer hold a crayon. Seven Bible Verses to Reflect on this Christmas, A Prayer for 2021 with Encouraging Bible Verses, Bible Verses to Pray for Healing in our Nation, Advent Readings – a Chapter a Day from the Gospel of Luke, The Power of Gratitude | Daniel’s Heart for God. Joshua – Strong and Courageous. I started wearing masks as well as gloves to every place I cleaned whether anyone was there or not. I originally was going to write a post about love because it’s the Christmas season when we celebrate Jesus birth. In this verse God tells Joshua that Moses has died and gives him encouragement as he will now lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. Mom was having what we called ‘an alert moment,’ so I bent down, and said, “Mom, isn’t God so good! I’m so sorry for your loss but grateful for the story you share. Be strong and courageous! The Lord even told Joshua how to be careful: May the Lord bless you with continued peace as He carries you. In Joshua 1:1, we see the link between the book of Deuteronomy and Joshua—“After the death of Moses”. Context of Joshua 1:9. He was there when Moses delivered the Ten Commandments from Mount Sinai. Another great leader from the Old Testament is Joshua. Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumblin’ down! When we hear the same message from God again and again from a number of sources we should take note! Susan, it was so nice to talk to you yesterday! When I took her to bed that night, (she required a wheelchair and assistance) she asked if she was getting up for the day. Then he blesses us with success and prosperity. So, Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho. Thank you for your continued prayers. He even obeyed God when it didn’t make sense to him. What is God asking Joshua to do here, aside from emphasizing that He really wants Joshua to be strong and courageous? He watched as Moses dealt with over two million Israelites. God bless you and your family.. Rest in peace to your Mama. Have I not commanded you? The words “the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” sound very much like Jesus’ promise to his disciples right before he ascended to heaven, “And I will be with you to the very end of the age.”. . Losing a mom is too painful. Through other people in your life? JOSHUA 1:9 “ Be strong and courageous ” NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) & KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. I wish all death could be with this peace and love. And like Joshua, they can “be courageous and strong” by regularly reading and meditating on God’s Word, the Bible, and then acting in harmony with its direction. Joshua’s first job was as a spy. Are you ready to receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior? Joshua 1:18 “Only be strong, vigorous, and of good courage.” Joshua 10:25 – “Joshua said to them, Fear not nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage. God’s love for my Mom, God’s love for me and God’s love for all His people. A Pep-Talk from God. Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. . The following Saturday, she was too exhausted to even get out of bed. I told her, “No, Mom. One of my favorites is lionhearted … personally for me it would be lioness hearted. When he died, he was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in the hill country of Ephraim. God’s constant reminder to Joshua was to be strong and courageous because God was with him. Joshua 1:9 tells us, “Be strong and courageous. I will be back before too long, okay? One danger of grabbing a hold of a particular verse of scripture is taking it out of context and thereby distorting its meaning. Please CLICK HERE and we will be honored to pray with you. The quietness and emptiness of the house is excruciating! I’m so thankful for God’s love and that he is carrying me during my time of grieving. Be strong. For this study, we are going to dig into Joshua 1:5-9. Joshua served as a faithful assistant to Moses for many years. I will treasure each special moment I was blessed to have with my mom forever! 31, 34 select verses; Joshua 1-2. Moses sent representatives from each of the twelve tribes of Israel to spy out the land of Canaan. Joshua 1:1 After the death of Moses, the servant of the Lord, it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: 2 “Moses My servant is dead. Joshua would need to be strong and courageous as he led the Israelites to the land God had promised their ancestors years before. I imagine if I were Joshua listening to this redundancy: “Be strong and courageous, because I will give you what you’ve always wanted. Then God commanded Joshua to be strong and courageous. Afterward, when the Lord put Joshua in charge, he told him three times to be strong and courageous. The Bible talks about Joshua, who is an interesting character to study. Be strong and courageous to have complete dependence on the written word of God. My heart goes out to you. However, her levels were not that low. Going to the store for basic supplies has become an exercise in patience and perseverance. We, too, hear this message in the New Testament: Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. Don't be afraid and don't panic, for I, the LORD your God, am with you in all you do." I lost my mom, too, after a long hospice experience. These two words put together, 'be strong and courageous' and the idea of them are spoken quite. (Side Note: Out of respect for others, I still wear masks in public.). In verse 9 God commands Joshua for the third time to be strong and courageous. Be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:2, 5-6a, NRSV). PART ONE: Strong and Courageous Women Hold Onto God’s Promises. Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. God gives us strength and courage through his Word! Add to cart Choose your translation "Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1 picks up where Deuteronomy 34 left off, so in that since Joshua is a sequel. As God’s presence was with Moses and Joshua, his presence is always with us no matter where we go or what we do. Would he be able to live up to the mentor? I know when oxygen levels are low, confusion can take place. And all her family sat and listened as the pastor told stories of mom’s faithfulness to pray for all of us. . Then I said, “Jess is here, Darrell’s (my brother who’s already in heaven) oldest daughter. It helps to drive it home in my mind and heart where it will carry me through. Your mom sounds like a wonderful lady, Thank you Rick! Be Strong and Courageous Joshua 1:1-9. Jesus came and ushered her home in the early morning hours of Sunday morning. From there, Joshua went with Moses to receive the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. Be courageous. Joshua was selected as the representative from the tribe of Ephraim. My sermon notes for Sunday, April 19: In the Book of Joshua we see an example of a man who has just been given the responsibility to lead God’s people through a transitional time in their nation’s history. He gave us special moments with her. ?” To which she replied, “uhuh”. 7 To have the courage needed to do God’s will, we must study and apply his Word. Caleb began to read those words each night—and he left that promise from God on his footboard until he went away to college. I love how God encouraged you during this tough season. Extremely compassionate, Susan is a very good listener and a hard worker. Remaining Strong in the Hard Times … At the end of each year, I ask God what he wants to do in my life in the upcoming year. His fear never surfaced when he was a spy or a military commander, but it came when Moses died and it was his time to assume leadership of Israel. Praise God for giving you the strength. Context of Joshua 1:9. Joshua was the son of Nun of the tribe of Ephraim, was born a Hebrew slave in Egypt, and he became Moses’ aide when he was a young man. Six days went by since I started this post. As I sat on the end of my bed and prayed, I asked God if He would give me one more ‘alert moment’ with my Mom. I never got that moment. Thanksgiving day she would be coherent, enjoying everyone and then her eyes would glaze over and she would stare off into space, sometimes mumbling. , So sorry for your loss. I walk according to the Word of God. CONCLUSION: We might think that we are far removed from being a leader like Joshua, but … Be strong and courageous. His fear is certainly understandable. He’s always been faithful to let me know. We see him as strong and victorious but God let us see that He was constantly reminding Joshua to be strong and courageous. When we know God’s Word, we know what he wants us to do. Perhaps you are moving to a new position or changing jobs altogether? New Heart English Bible Haven't I commanded you? I wanted to tell her I would take the mantel of prayer from her and be faithful with it. Are you following it right down the middle? Are you ready to receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior? It seems pretty safe to me to take the words in verse 9 at face value because it is a good summary of what God is telling Joshua in that larger passage. . So sorry about your loss. I am strong and courageous. When we read about Joshua and all of the amazing things he accomplished, we might be tempted to think that he had so much strength and courage that he never feared anything. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The first chapter of Joshua has always been a favorite of mine. However, he took hold of God’s word and did not shrink back in fear! Be strong and courageous. I’m sorry for your loss as well. Regular price $24.00 Size Quantity. JOSHUA 1:9 “ Be strong and courageous ” NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) & KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. “Be strong and courageous.” What does that mean? God bless you! Be Strong & Courageous - Joshua 1:9 10. When they came to conquer the city of Jericho, they ran into a big problem. Now we can read this and think that this is great for Joshua. Help us to be strong and courageous. The key command given to Joshua is “be strong and courageous.” While we have a very different mission, this passage shows how we can apply the same principles of Joshua’s encounter with God to our own experience with following Jesus. He was such a faithful servant that Moses chose Joshua to succeed him as leader of Israel. I will show you that I have not forgotten you. Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. That night many family members gathered together in the kitchen as mom slept in the living room. It was spoken by Moses twice and God once, and now it is repeated by God three times in this chapter. Mom’s memorial was priceless. This assurance of God’s presence greatly increased Joshua’s strength and courage. Moses had commissioned Joshua as his successor and given him God’s command to go into the land, be strong and courageous, and take the land for Israel. Product Details: A fine art print based on Joshua 1:9. Joshua is a fantastic example of a strong and courageous leader, so to learn more about his life, we’re going to walk through the book of Joshua in four parts – we’ll be releasing one part each Monday, so you can follow along with us. No enemy can stand before me, for God is fighting for me. What fears are you struggling with? And like Joshua, they can “be courageous and strong” by regularly reading and meditating on God’s Word, the Bible, and then acting in harmony with its direction. After Moses led the children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt, he appointed Joshua as the military commander in Exodus 17:9 to fight the Amalekites. This required not only physical strength and courage, but mental and spiritual, as well. But how we wish God would say something like this to us. And when we obey God’s word, we do what he wants us to do. Blessings to you and your family, hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas! Make this confession. Just be strong & courageous. Public speaking petrified me! Not long after I became a Christian, I started to sense a call to pastoral ministry, but this terrified me. He gave them a land to conquer. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you.” Then look at verse 9. Are you meditating on it day and night? “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a … Joshua 1:18. do not be discouraged, But Joshua trusted God and kept his command, and the walls came tumbling down. He saw Moses put up with a cantankerous people for forty years and still love them. We still think of him and miss him often. I am keeping you covered in prayer sweet friend, you are more brave and stronger than you realize. No pain and suffering except the last two days and then it was minimal. It’s powerful! Faith leads to victory . Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. As one reflects on his life, it is difficult to select the most notable example of this quality. Brenda Hicks. - Joshua 1:9 . Despite the loss, your story speaks a lot of message. This page is to keep family and friends up to date on how our Joshua is doing! Mom was an awesome prayer warrior! For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. I’ve always loved Joshua 3:5, “Purify (consecrate) yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do great wonders among you.” I want the courage that was displayed in the life of Joshua. After Moses’ death, Jehovah directed that Joshua lead the nation of Israel. It is very interesting to see that Joshua actually uses this phrase a number of years later when he was encouraging the Israelite army to march against the five Amorite kings who were hiding in the cave of Makkedah. ❤. I never got that moment. Change always produces fear! There was a time in Joshua’s life when he faced great uncertainty and was overcome with fear. The choice – the hospital or hospice. Whatever God has planned for me in 2020, He wants me to face it head on. One of my favorites is lionhearted … personally for me it would be. Be brave and trust him, be brave and trust him. With Jesus as our courageous leader, we ought never be fearful to confront the world. What a beautiful post. Verse 18 the people say to Joshua – Only be strong and of good courage. Later, Joshua emerged in the battle against the Amalekites at Rephidim. You are so brave! often in the Bible. I even said to my brother, “I wonder if we weren’t all here together if mom would just go be with Jesus?”. He had to be strong and courageous as he followed odd instructions to walk around a huge fortressed city for seven days, while its people jeered and mocked. ?” To which she replied, “Church. . Has he given you some word or phrase to help you face your fears and move into the future? But through God’s constant encouragement, God’s Word, and God’s presence, Joshua became one of the strongest and most courageous leaders not only in the history of Israel, but in the history of the world! The continual encouragement he received from this repeated phrase gave him great strength and courage. Thank you, Anne! Random people would come up to me at church and said, “I think you would make a good pastor!” At the time, I thought that they were crazy, but that repeated phrase became the mantra that gave me the strength and courage to move forward. . Discussion Questions. 7. Be strong and of good courage. With Jesus as our courageous leader, we ought never be fearful to confront the world. . Yes, let’s be strong in the Lord and in His compassionate grace and wisdom all the way through the passage of dying and eternal life. This phrase became the mantra of Joshua’s life and it gave him the strength and courage to move forward. His early days as a spy prepared him for his future role as Israel’s military general. Do not be afraid; . Later that morning she talked to her sister on the phone and at noon my brother fed her ice cream – her favorite. I’m sorry for the lose of your mom too. God did not give the people of Israel a land that was there for the taking. Hi, Susan! God’s promise of his presence in verse 11 is very interesting. In Susan's heart, breathtaking Big Sky Montana will always be home on earth. It is hard to comment on this, Susan. After that, every time fear and apprehension tried attaching themselves to me, God reminded me of this verse and peace would come as I repeated it out loud, thanking God that He was with me wherever I go. It was just like any other family get together. The central theme of the book of Joshua is that God keeps his promises. I will not leave you or forsake you. As I sat in my bedroom writing, my mom would sleep in the living room in a hospital bed. The following Monday I received a phone call that Mom had tested positive for Corona. He had to be strong and courageous as he followed odd instructions to walk around a huge fortressed city for seven days, while its people jeered and mocked. I’m glad that God has brought you comfort during this time. And have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Joshua: Strong and Courageous. Thank you, Sheryl, for all your kind words! And my Dad has COPD. Notice the phrase “Be strong and courageous!” This phrase had already been introduced back in Deuteronomy 31. So, whether your fears have to do with your family, finances, or some sort of failure, know that God is with you. She then slipped back into sleep. . Prayers for you after your loss. Joshua Chapter One verses six to ten be strong and courageous for you will distribute the land I swore to their fathers to give them as an inheritance above all be strong and very courageous. Church Preaching Slide: Be Strong and Courageous. Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. God’s charge to be strong and courageous was accompanied by His promise that He would always be with Joshua … be careful observe the whole instruction from my servant. Apart from God’s command, marching around the city of Jericho was the most ridiculous military maneuver in the history of warfare. Immediately we chose hospice. The Call of Joshua. “Joshua was to remain firm and strong, ie: well assured, courageous, not alarmed. Do not be terrified: do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” So if you were to break this Scripture down into bite-size pieces and meditate on each line, you will become stronger and stronger in your faith. 31 we read a repeated statement to Joshua, “BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS.” This statement is also repeated in Joshua 1 in various ways five times. She’s 100% whole and able to breath freely for the first time in years. Context of Joshua 1:9. Having the law on your mouth means that you are reading it regularly. So I just played on that as I wore masks and gloves, checked her temperature often and watched for any signs that would require hospitalization. What has God been speaking to you about? They camped at Gilgal on the eastern shore of the river and Joshua took 12 stones from the river and built an altar to remind them that God had dried up the Jordan until all the people had crossed. As you said, even though you knew this day would come, you were not ready. After the death of Moses, Joshua made preparations to cross the Jordan River and take possession of the Promised Land. WORDS OF GOD IN RED. Moses had… Maybe you are experiencing physical problems that you have never experienced before and you are afraid that you won’t be able to do the things you used to do? I said to my sister, “How? Be Strong and Courageous! Trust Him. Have I not commanded you? The key command given to Joshua is “be strong and courageous.” While we have a very different mission, this passage shows how we can apply the same principles of Joshua’s encounter with God to our own experience with following Jesus. I know I’m going to grieve the loss of my mom until Jesus takes me home. Share on Pinterest | Be Strong and Courageous – Joshua 1:9, Daughter, Mom, "Grandma Sue", and a very thoughtful, lovable Friend. After Moses’ death, Jehovah directed that Joshua lead the nation of Israel. 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