Lazaroo – Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sep 21, 2011 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray aloud the words of this Lazaroo, with gritty, never-say-die faith:

“Only be strong and courageous!”
(Joshua 1:18)

Only be strong and courageous,” Jesus?

That’s it?

But interestingly, those weren’t Your words to Joshua.

Those were the words of Joshua’s soldiers.
That’s what they begged Joshua to be:

“strong and courageous.”

Nobody wants to follow a chicken-hearted leader.

It takes guts to be a follower
to trust somebody else

to decide what you’re going to do
and how you’re going to do it.

The least a leader can give his followers

is strength and courage –

even in the face of overwhelming odds
even when the first dozen tries fall short.

But in that kind of brutal environment, here’s the problem:

“strength and courage”
can look exactly like bullheaded arrogance.

Which is it?

Will strength and courage save the day –
or will it lead everybody straight off the cliff?

It takes more than a strong, courageous leader, Father.

It takes You.

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Deuteronomy 32:30-31; Psalms 2:1-4; Psalms 33:16-20; Psalms 39:6-7; Psalms 94:17-19; Psalms 127:1; Isaiah 49:4; Lamentations 4:17-22; 1 Corinthians 15:58

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

One response so far.

  1. RM Says:

    Yes .. and It can also be that way for a parent or an individual in any area. Seeds can be planted and with strength and courage given by God one can grow trust & see success in what God wants you to accomplish in your homes, peer groups or even in those you meet day to day.
    God leads and edifies.

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