Read Deuteronomy 3
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Scripture- Deuteronomy 3:21-22 “At that time I gave Joshua this charge: ‘You have seen for yourself everything the Lord your God has done to these two kings. He will do the same to all the kingdoms on the west side of the Jordan. Do not be afraid of the nations there, for the Lord your God will fight for you.’
Observations- Joshua had a huge job to do – to bring a whole nation into a land where they would not be welcome, and where they would have to fight to possess what God had rightfully given to them. With this huge challenge in front of him, Joshua is encouraged to remember all that the Lord had done to these two kings (Sihon and Og). He is instructed to remember that God’s past faithfulness is the key to present and future victory.
Application- What encouraging and great news for Joshua! "The Lord your God will fight for you." He was to lead his men against army after army in the Promised Land. Since God had made this promise, he had nothing to fear. Are our battles the same way? We may not be fighting godless armies (depends on the interpretation of armies), but our battles are just as real as Joshua's. Whether we are resisting temptation, battling anxiety, depression, fear or any other hang up, God has promised to fight with and for us as we live in obedience. Like Psalms 27:1 says, "The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?"
That is some good news that packs a wallop, because if you are like me, you are not perfect and neither is this world. We'll need a lot of help to get by.
Prayer- Lord, give us strength. Give us power. Give us courage. Give us your guidance. Give us the endurance to surpass our battles. Amen.
Have a blessed day. Make it amazing!
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