Deuteronomy 31.1-32.27; Luke 12.8-34; Psalm 78.32-55; Proverbs 12.21-23
Near the end of Moses’ life, God calls Moses and Joshua in order to “formally” give leadership to Joshua. I think there are a couple of things that important here. One, there is no question who the next leader will be for God’s people. (This will not always be the case and will cause problems for the people later.) Two, and I think more important, Moses (for God) gives the command to Joshua to be “strong and courageous.” Why would strength and courage be so important for the leader of the Israelites?
How does the fact that God goes before you affect your perception of the “battles” you face today?
How have you sought the Kingdom of God today?
Would you say you have ever given God just lip service in your dedication to him? How can you ensure you are fully committed to him?
Someone once said it is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubts. What response do you think the writer of Proverbs would have to this saying?