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Amazing Guide Joshua 1:1-9
Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken. (Joshua 21:45)
When actors and actresses make a movie, it’s the director who sees the “big picture” and the overall direction. Actress Marion Cotillard admits she didn’t understand everything the director was doing in one of her recent films. She said, “I found it very interesting to allow myself to be lost, because I knew that I had this amazing guide. . . . You abandon yourself for a story and a director that will make it all work.”
I think Joshua could have said something similar about the director of his life. In today’s Scripture passage, the newly commissioned leader of Israel is standing at the threshold of the Promised Land. More than 2 million Israelites are looking to him to lead them. How would he do it? God didn’t give him a detailed script, but He gave him the assurance that He would go with him.
God said, “I will be with you. I will not leave you” (Josh. 1:5). He commanded Joshua to study and practice everything written in His Word (vv.7-8), and He promised to be with Joshua wherever he went. Joshua responded with complete devotion and surrender to his amazing Guide, and “not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken” (21:45).
We too can abandon ourselves to our Director and rest in His faithfulness.
PRAYER Dear Lord, thank you for walking with me in all walks of my life.Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Faith never knows where it is being led; it knows and loves the One who is leading. Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church
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