John F. Kennedy is known as one of America’s most beloved presidents. His assassination on November 22, 1963 rocked the nation, and none felt it more than the man who would step into his shoes – Lyndon B. Johnson. It’s not easy to follow someone with such greatness.
There was not a word of all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel.
Joshua felt the same pressure. Right before the Israelites entered the Promised Land, Moses stepped down as leader and Joshua took his place. While the task seemed insurmountable, the young leader knew the key to success was to draw close to God. In today’s passage, he reads the commandments to the people of Israel and models a key way to know the Lord. Through obeying God’s commands, Joshua was able to claim one victory after another as Israel’s new leader.
Are you following closely to God’s commands in your own life? Ask the Lord to help you be obedient – and pray for that same honoring of the Bible’s teachings for the president and his cabinet. Then take some time today, and every day, to spend in His Word…and live with victory in your life.
Recommended Reading: Joshua 8:30-35