Deuteronomy 38-40 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 1:38 Joshua son of Nun, who attends you, will enter it. Make him strong,1 because he will enable Israel to inherit it.
Deuteronomy 1:39 Your children, whom you said would be plunder, your sons who don’t yet know good from evil, will enter there. I will give them the land, and they will take possession of it.
Deuteronomy 1:40 But you are to turn back and head for the open country by way of the Red Sea.’
destiny and development
Joshua was chosen by grace to lead Israel, but Moses was also commanded to make him strong for the task. His destiny was sure, but he had to allow himself to be changed for it to happen.
The same is true for the believer today. The Lord has promised a resurrection, and challenged us to live a life of faith in that promise. That life of faith takes strength, and that strength has to be developed. We have a sure destiny, but need strength for our walk.
Lord, show us how to strengthen each other for our Christian walk.