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Thanks again to Richard Fangrad for his excellent message on Jesus being God. This Sunday we return to our series on the 7 churches of Revelation and what lessons for today we can learn. This week I’ll be looking at the church of Ephesus and seeing how God assessed it. I hope you’ll join me either here or on our livestream.
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Thought for the day: Be strong and of good courage
After Joshua took over when Moses died, he needed encouragement. The people were afraid and they also needed assurance from God. In Joshua 1, we see the command, “Be strong and of good courage” repeated three times. Verse 9 says:
“Have I not commanded you? BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”
It’s worth noting that God actually commanded Joshua to be STRONG and of GOOD COURAGE. It isn’t a request of God or some mere suggestions but it’s a command.
We can learn from this.
Instead of fearing, God encourages us to be strong and be courageous. But what does this mean? It means that we should not stay weak. We must be strong in the Lord. That means we need to obtain strength from the Supreme Eternal God.
Being strong isn’t enough but we must also be courageous. Being courageous means that we should have the confidence to do what God wants us to do. Though things may not seem to go your way, being courageous means that you are able to move forward as you trust God.
God wants us to have a different kind of courage, the kind Joshua showed, to have the courage to do what is right and proper in God’s eyes.
So, be strong and courageous, you can definitely overcome fear through the Lord!
In His grip,