Joshua: Day 14

Weekly Truth


Today's Text: Joshua 1:9

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.  This week, we’re memorizing the key verse for the book of Joshua:

“Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous?
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lᴏʀᴅ your God is with you wherever you go.”
—Joshua 1:9

Write this verse down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about Scripture memorization. Will you join us?


  • ed sheeran don t

    That’s great, I never thought about Nostradamus while in the OR (Insights from Eugene Litvak at IHI) of that ranking before.

  • Victoria

    Today was an especially hard day, a day with lots of tears. But then the LORD gives us passages like this in His word. He tells us to be strong and never discouraged. SO comforting and amazing that He knows exactly when and what we need to read. Praise the LORD that even though this life is hard, the LORD is with us always!

  • It always helps me to imagine saying these commands to my son or daughter, leaning down, looking into their eyes, so I can feel the heart of God – his intentions. His reassurance is there. His presence is enough. My delight in the freedom of his love, my trust he is who he says he is and in his fatherly protection are all things I want my kids to believe about me. Except, he is perfect and the Holiest of Holies. How much more is his love for me.

  • Melissa

    Sometimes I think we read this as an option… we get so excited about the LORD being with us and telling us not to be afraid but to be brave and courageous that we get lost in the yes..but category. Listen … this is a command..Be Brave and Be courageous…why? For the LORD our God is with us.
    Father, may we live a life that walks in the power and truth of your transforming WORD. May we be the women of God you have called us to be. May we stop wishing and start obeying and believing your word which gives wisdom and brings light and life. Be glorified…oh LORD in us and through us..

  • Michelle

    Ladies this verse really pulled at my heart this morning. With the uncertainty of the election we need to try our best to not be discouraged. Because God has the ultimate say in who our leaders are. Hope everyone has a restful Sunday filled with joy. I’m loving this Joshua study and don’t want it to end.

  • Jessica

    A powerful spoken word by Amena Brown Owen on this verse:

  • churchmouse

    There is no suggestion here. It is a command. “Be strong and courageous.” Who me?!? Those are not words I would readily ascribe to myself. Yet the command stands. Lord, but how can I be strong and courageous? He answers with a statement of fact : “for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” No need for discussion or further explanation. Wherever I am, there He is. Wherever I am going, there He is. Whatever I am going through, there He is. The all powerful, completely in charge God of the universe is forever at my side. How then could I be anything less than strong and courageous? My feelings and my body may tremble but my mind rests on the Truth He speaks: “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Yes and amen!

    • Brandi

      Love this! (As usual) Thank you so much for sharing words of truth and encouragement. Much needed this am! I’m very thankful for you.

    • Blessed

      Love love love and so needed! ❤️

    • Alexandra

      Amen. No matter the past no matter the present no matter the future. God with us. Immanuel.

  • Kasey Summers

    Love this verse and loving going through Joshua. God is reminding me of how faithful He is. He is also reminding me of how just as He wins the victories for Joshua, He does the same for us. We have no reason to ever fear because God is always in control and He is always fighting for us!!

  • Praising Him for his perfect timing. This verse reminds me to focus on Him , not the noise of the world. ❤️

  • Amen! Thank you SRT for this study – it’s divine timing for my life.

    I love how God repeatedly reminded them to be strong and courageous – knowing precisely what they needed the most. I am thankful to serve an all knowing and all sufficient God!

  • Leah❤️

    Perfect timing for this verse! Every Saturday and Sunday before I open the verse to read it, I pray and ask God to pick one just for me. It’s like a fortune cookie

    • Michelle Maher

      Leah that is such an awesome way to view scripture. Thank you for sharing! Have a blessed day!

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