2009-03-16 - Joshua 1:1-9
No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Joshua 1:5)
If Joshua listened to all God told him, how could he fail? The Lord bathed Joshua with such wisdom and encouragement. Now that Moses was dead, it was left to Joshua, his assistant, to bring the children of Israel into their promised land. The task was momentous. God believed Joshua could lead the people, and after listening to His cheering words, so must have Joshua.
As long as Joshua lived for God, He would be with him, just as He was with Moses. God declared no man would be a match for Joshua, for he would be strong and extremely courageous.
Joshua was acting as God's ambassador, to give the people the land of Israel. He was to observe and obey the law as Moses commanded. He was also to mediate on God's words, day and night. Joshua was not even to turn to the left or right, but remain steady and straight on the course, then he would prosper everywhere he went. Imagine, always finding success, and never having to worry or have a mishap. What confidence God had in Joshua.
We too can find this assurance, when we choose to follow after the Lord. If we follow God's plan, there is no way we can lose.
Lord, The real reason behind my prosperity and success is You. I am eternally grateful. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.