Theme: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORD OF GOD
Text: “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13, 14.
Comment: Worshippers of God need courage to be able to do His will. God told Joshua the prophet, “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:7) When Gideon was to go to war against the Midianites, God directed him to secretly go to their camp in the night where he heard a soldier narrating a dream to his colleague, the meaning of which was that God had delivered them into his hand. When he heard this he took courage. – Judges 7:10-15.
God charged His prophet Joshua thus: “Be strong and of a good courage …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 1:6, 9) We should always bear in mind the words of God through Azariah the son of Oded: “Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.” (2 Chronicles 15:7) Moreover, King David declared, ‘I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” – Psalm 27:13, 14.