And the Lord will give them over to you, and you shall do to them according to the whole commandment that I have commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:5-8
Have you ever been faced with what seemed like an impossible task and it seems as though you can’t achieve it no matter what you do? The Israelites were also faced with an impossible task, to conquer the land of Canaan. The people of Israel were commanded by God to go into the promised land and conquer it. However, they were scared to enter the promised land but Moses told the people to be strong and courageous and that God will be with them and that He had already given the land over to them. This command to be strong and courageous needs to be heard by the people of God. Whether we face challenges to our faith in school or outside of school we are to stay strong and courageous and persevere to the end and never collapse to the pressures they put upon us. No matter what you are going through God is always there, “He will never leave you or forsake you,”. We face challenges and fears every day and God has given us the strength and the courage to see them through.
Sophomore Samuel Sackett
- SCS Seniors and College Activities
- Praise God for his great love and mercy shown to you (Ephesians 2:4).
- Philippians 2:1-15: So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.Therefore, God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.