Joshua 1: Be Strong and Courageous
At times, God calls us to do things that appear way beyond our capabilities. Perhaps He has asked you to take on a leadership position, or start a Bible study with your non-Christian friends. Maybe He has asked you to lead a ministry or feed the hungry. It is easy to feel inadequate and overwhelmed. Imagine how Joshua felt when he was asked to step into Moses’ shoes. Moses was a powerful leader, and Joshua was charged with the task of leading the people. Joshua needed to know that God would be with him as He was with Moses.
God has an exclusive task for you. It is likely that He is calling you to do some work for Him even at this moment. Pray and ask God to open your heart to do His will.
List all the promises God has made to Joshua. (Joshua 1:1-9)
How would these promises strengthen and encourage Joshua?
List the commands God has given to Joshua. (Joshua 1:6-9)
Discuss the relationship between God’s promises and his commands.
Describe how God makes His presence known in the response he receives from the tribes. (Joshua 1: 16-18)
Making it personal
How do you react when faced with something you feel totally unqualified to do?
What challenging task do you face soon?
How do the promises found in these verses strengthen and encourage you?
List ways God has made His presence evident in your life.