Today’s Readings: Deut 31:1‐32:27, Luke 12:8‐34, Ps 78:32‐55, Prov 12:21‐23
Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Observation: Moses says to Israel, and he will tell Joshua the same in the next two verses, to be strong and courageous. They are to have “no fear or be in dread” of their enemies. The given reason for courage is not because their enemy is week. Neither is their courage based on their own strength. Instead, their reason for courage is to be their confidence in the Lord’s strength. This is a reoccurring theme throughout scripture. Courage is a function of faith. In other words, courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Apply: I have more on my plate than I am used to. Tonight I must decide to live by faith and approach the next few days boldly in the strength that only God can give.
How do you remind yourself where your courage comes from?