Joshua 1:7-8 – READY!
Getting ready is an important part of life. We get ready to entertain company. We get ready to go to church, work or school. We get ready for a career by going to school. We get ready to retire by saving money and making right investments.
In our text Joshua is shown that he had to be ready to do the job God wanted him to do. He was to lead the Children of Israel into the Promised Land after Moses had died (Vss. 1-6). If we follow the instructions given to Joshua in Verses 7-8 we will be ready to live for God the way God wants us to live. We will be ready!
SUBMISSION – Vs, 7
“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.”
Joshua was to be strong and very courageous to obey God’s Word. He had to submit to God’s authority in life by doing as God had instructed.
SATURATION – Vs. 8a
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein:”
Joshua was to meditate on God’s Word, constantly thinking and talking about it. See Psalm 1:2-3.
SUCCESS – Vs. 8b
“…for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”