Monday, April 7
Posted: Monday, April 7
One Year Bible Reading Guide:
Verse of the day:
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
Taking the role as the leader of the Israelites was some pretty huge shoes to fill. As we read in today’s one year Bible reading, Moses is passing the leadership role to Joshua along with all of the responsibilities to come and the wisdom he has gained from his years of experience. As you can imagine, being the leader of over a million people who have been wandering in the desert for the past 40 years and done nothing but complain throughout the journey is a tough task.
So Moses, knowing that being leader is scary, consistently draining and demanding of everything, leaves Joshua with the most positive, uplifting encouragement he can give. The very last thing Moses tells Joshua is never be afraid or discouraged. That in all of his decisions and tough calls that he’ll be faced with, amongst all of the pressure and complaints from those he’s leading, with wars and trying to figure out where their next food supply will come from, in everything he does God will be with him.
Isn’t it incredible that no matter where we’re at, if we allow God into our lives he’ll always be with us? All it takes is faith in Him and living a life obedience. Just like Joshua, God is on our side and will never fail or abandon us. God has chosen us before we were born, it’s now up to us to choose Him.
Today, encourage someone in your life about the faithfulness of God like Moses did with Joshua. If God has called you to do something, he’s going to go before you and work out the details. Simply trust him and act in faith that God will help you make it happen.
Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor