Scripture:   Deuteronomy 31:6   Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you;  he will never leave you nor forsake you. 

Observation:   Here Moses was giving his farewell message to the Israelites.  Soon he would be leaving and they would be moving into the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua.  The words in this verse remind me of the words of David in Psalm 23:  “…I will fear no evil for thou are with me.”

Application:    If it is Israel going into the Promised Land, or David in Psalm 23 going through the valley of the shadow of death, or Leon and Sharon in Delaware arranging for Sharon’s mom to move into a long-term care facility, we need not fear.   The one who was with the Israelites is the same one who was with David and He is the same one with us today!   We can be strong and courageous, we need fear no evil FOR He is with us!     

Prayer:   Lord, Your presence removes any fear from my heart and puts it in the heart of my enemy!   Amen 

Pastor Leon
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