Be strong and courageous




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In this verse God tells Joshua that Moses has died and that he will now lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. This powerful scripture reminds us that God is with us wherever we go and whatever we do. We do not need not be afraid of anyone or anything if we hold the peace of God in our heart. Instead, we can move courageously forward in life and an uncertain world as long as we remember and believe God is with us.

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Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

— Joshua 1:9

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Be strong חֲזַ֣ק To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer H2388
and of a good courage; וֶֽאֱמָ֔ץ To be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage) H553

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