“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Deuteronomy 31:6. Moses encouraged and prepared Joshua, and yet Joshua was afraid. Joshua saw how ungrateful the Israelites could be. He was there when they begged and pleaded with Aaron and Miriam to build an idol. He knew the utter depravity that was theirs and his.
If Moses or Joshua’s parents had promised to never to fail or forsake him that promise would be less than comforting. Although, they might have every intention to follow through with their promise, there is still a possibility that they would fail him. Why? Because they are human.
But we serve a just and holy God who is guaranteed to be there. Everything that he says, he will bring it to pass. Joshua could totally depend on God to see him through. Moses may not have been able to go along with him but God would be there. If God has called you to a particular job, maybe it’s a new position, maybe it’s to start your own business even though it may be shaky ground take encouragement from Moses. You know Moses’ story, he was also fearful but God gave him the confidence to proclaim in his name.
Regards, Evans Mose,
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Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” 1Corinth 16:13