The Lord said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.
"Come here and put your feet on the necks of these kings." So they came forward and placed their feet on their necks. Joshua said to them, "Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the Lord will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.
All these kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign, because the Lord, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.
Reading this chapter was a great reminder that God hates sin and will destroy all that is against Him. Although we do not live in Old Testament times, God still hates sin as much now as He did then. It is because of Jesus' sacrifice that we have been given grace and mercy. We have been offered a second chance.
So, when my flesh wants to rise up because man has done something to hurt me, I must remember that this will cause me to sin against God. I don't want my actions, my thoughts, my being to be against God.
Much easier said than done. I need a daily reminder of this little nugget.
This chapter was also a great reminder that God is FOR us! God fights for His people. God is fighting for me. As I obey Him, He reminds me to remain humble, yet strong, courageous, and unafraid because He is fighting my battles.
Let's keep striving ya'll!