accompany and enable

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accompany and enable

Deuteronomy 31:7-8 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 31:7 Moses then summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and tough, because you will go with this people into the land Yahveh swore to give to their fathers. You will enable them to take possession of it.
Deuteronomy 31:8 Yahveh is the one who will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.”

accompany and enable

No doubt Moses had spent lots of time with Joshua, prepping him for the tremendous task of leading the nation. He has this opportunity to get a final summary in. Here is an outline:

  • Joshua’s TASKS were to go with the nation into the land, and enable them to take possession of it.
  • Joshua’s arsenal was strength and toughness.
  • Joshua needed to avoid fear and discouragement.

Leaders in today’s congregation have the same two tasks, and can benefit from the same arsenal, and need to avoid the same traps.

Lord, give us leaders who can focus on the mission.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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