Joshua 1_5

November 22
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone,
The scripture for today is Joshua 1:5
Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
After the death of Moses, there was opportunity for fear and discouragement to enter the hearts of God's people. But God's promise to the new leader, Joshua, was "as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee." Too often we tend to focus on the person whom God is using rather than the God who is using the person. In fact, who the person is, is really irrelevant. God can work through whomever He chooses. Moses was special because God chose him. Joshua was also special because God chose him. We can name countless other great men and women and say that they were special only because God chose them. Finally, and this is the point, you are special because God chose you. “You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain" John 15:16 This promise is a promise that we can claim. Each of us can say: Just as God was with Moses, Joshua and all who were called and chosen by Him, so shall He be with me. We must take Him at His word when He says, "I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" because that word is for all of His chosen and we are His chosen.
God bless you as you continue in His service.