Author Archives: pastorbill454

Be Strong and Brave

Joshua 1:6-9 “6 Be strong and brave! You must lead these people in the conquest of this land that I solemnly promised their ancestors I would hand over to them. 7 Make sure you are very strong and brave! Carefully obey all the law my servant Moses charged you to keep! Do not swerve from it to the right or to the left, so that you may be successful in all you do. 8 This law scroll must not leave your lips! You must memorize it day and night so you can carefully obey all that is written in it. Then you will prosper and be successful. 9 I repeat, be strong and brave! Donʼt be afraid and donʼt panic, for I, the Lord your God, am with you in all you do.” (NET)

God gave Israel a land where other people lived. He gave them the land to conquer. God promised them the land. God said Joshua will lead them. It will be hard and dangerous work to conquer the land. The people will need to completely follow God’s plan. The Israelites are at the edge of the Jordan River. The people are ready to enter the Promised Land. God told the Israelites to conquer the land, and to kill all people living there. Continue reading