Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Read: Joshua 23:1-13
“One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you…” (Joshua 23:10 KJV)
The Lord has equipped His children to be courageous in a hostile world. Although the foes we face may seem to be more powerful, we can resist them because of God’s special provision. This doesn’t mean He always protects His children from physical injury or even death. But when a child of God works together with God and does His will, he is unconquerable until his work on earth is done.
How do we find the protection that helps us “chase away” the enemy? – By trusting and obeying God. Joshua told God’s people that if they would obey the Lord, no one could stand against them (Josh. 23:10). The same God who fought for them will also fight for us. He will strengthen us to meet any challenge when we are doing what He wants us to do (Phil. 4:13).
Yes, the Lord will give us courage as we draw strength from Him each day. To trust is to triumph, for the battle is the Lord’s.
Prayer: Almighty God, give us strength and courage to fight and win all our battles with Satan in Jesus name. Amen.