08/08/18 CHOICES – Courage Over Doubt

Every day, we CONSTANTLY have to make choices!

 

Deuteronomy 31:1-8 NLT

1 When Moses had finished giving these instructions to all the people of Israel,

2 he said, “I am now 120 years old, and I am no longer able to lead you. The Lord has told me, ‘You will not cross the Jordan River.’

3 But the Lord your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy the nations living there, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua will lead you across the river, just as the Lord promised.

4 “The Lord will destroy the nations living in the land, just as he destroyed Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites.

5 The Lord will hand over to you the people who live there, and you must deal with them as I have commanded you.

6 So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

7 Then Moses called for Joshua, and as all Israel watched, he said to him, “Be strong and courageous!

For you will lead these people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors he would give them. You are the one who will divide it among them as their grants of land.

8 Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

 

Psalm 23:6 KJV

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

Psalm 23:6 TPT

So why would I fear the future?

For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life.

Then afterward, when my life is through,

I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!

 

For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life.

It is a statement of past promises fulfilled, current needs met, and future provisions provided.

 

God’s goodness comes from His nature, not our worthiness.

 

God’s love comes from His character, not our virtue.

 

Deuteronomy 31:8 New Living Translation (NLT)

8 Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

 

“Be strong and courageous.”