Deuteronomy 31:7 Then Moses called Joshua and to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the Land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it.”
Elections are fast underway with multiple candidates making promises and bringing up issues relevant to every American. Leadership is changing and we don’t yet know the leaders that will guide our country tomorrow.
Leadership of Israel was changing. The people were soon to know exactly who would be leading them…a man from among them…Joshua.
They knew he was a man integrity and character. His and Caleb’s voices were only two speaking in favor of entering the Promises Land just 40 years before. Joshua stood in the face of the majority and didn’t back…now that is integrity and character.
They knew he was a man of faith. Joshua’s faith in God helped him to being willing to enter the Promised Land the first time. What a great faith.
They knew that he was a man trust by Moses. Moses had done such a good job of leading…now its Joshua turn. Moses placed his favor on him and his encouragement by telling him, “Be strong and of good courage.”
Integrity, character, faith, trust from others…these are not qualities that belong to just leaders…they should be in all of us. Every Mother reading devotion…you are a leader of young minds. Each Father reading this…you have called to the highest call…DAD. Every Son and Daughter…we are getting ready to hand the reigns over to you…are you ready for that leadership role? Believe me…you and I can be a Joshua!!!
Father…the way before us is uncertain. It is filled with joys…sorrows…great times…time of drought…we need you to help us be a Joshua in our day…In Jesus Name…Amen!!!