"Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Beware of thinking you have no strength because you are not omnipotent. Joshua was not faint hearted, but lowly minded: and hence he is so often cheered up and encouraged to the work. Here is the work enjoined him, to pass Jordan, and to possess the land of Canaan. He didn’t write this hymn because something great, or even miraculous, had happened in his life. i., p. 156. I saw three or four members hurrying in, and I hurried in with them. I commanded thee — I whom thou art obliged to obey: I who can carry thee through every thing I put thee upon: I of whose faithfulness and almighty power thou hast had large experience? The Bible tells us in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? &c.] The above things, to go over Jordan with the people into the land of Canaan, and to observe the law of Moses in all things, and to be of good courage, which is again repeated; consider who it is that has given these orders and instructions, the great Jehovah, the everlasting I AM, who is faithful to his promises, and able to perform. 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. The strongest have need of daily support and encouragement from God, or their strength would quickly prove but weakness. Jesus Christ is the only man in history who never knew what it was to be afraid. : In verse 5, God promises not to leave him (some versions, not to“fail” him). For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”, New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE), I command you: be strong and Joshua 1:16-18.—Parker, Pulpit Analyst, vol. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 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. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". In our western orientation, we often misunderstand the concepts of biblical prosperity. B" Be strong and courageous ( Joshua 1:9). 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.’, This expression ‘Be strong’ does not mean ‘Be strong in body,’ but ‘Be strong in mind;’ ‘Be strong in spirit;’ ‘Be brave.’. The word prosperous here means to have insight, to literally prosper in our knowledge of God and our relationship with God, and has nothing to do with material prosperity. The Egyptians became afraid of them and enslaved them. It would not be easy for Joshua. We are blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ, and we must realistically face the fact of our enemies and strengthen ourselves by putting on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-11, 13-18). Gilfillan, Alpha and Omega, vol. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-1.html. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. BibliographyPett, Peter. In conclusion, the Lord not only repeats His exhortation to firmness, but the promise that He gave in Joshua 1:5 and Joshua 1:6. Great is Thy faithfulness! The word is “to be feeble, to relax or slack off.” It means He will always be vigilant and attentive, keeping His promise and His people at the center of His attention. I will be with you everywhere you go.”, your God will be with you wherever you go.”, your God will be with you In this verse God tells Joshua that Moses has died and gives him encouragement … BibliographyGill, John. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: “Moses My servant is dead. (NRSVCE), Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE), This is My command: be Thanks, I learn a lot from this study . stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses. Nikmati Bonus Menarik Dari Bolavita Sekarang...-Nikmati Bous New member 10%-Nikmati Bonus Cashback Hingga 10%-Nikmati Juga Bonus jackpot Hingga Ratusan juta Rupiah Setiap harinya...Info Lengkap Hubungi: WA : 0812-2222-995Line : cs_bolavitaLink : www.bolavita1.com TERIMA KASIH. and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the, Yes, be bold and strong! He was content. 1:5-9 Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. I first tried to get into the Strangers’ Gallery, but failed. This structure emphasizes the centrality of the book of the law of God as the key to Israel"s success, Joshua"s effective leadership, and God"s enabling presence with His people. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you … courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the, New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA), New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic To be the leader of over one or two million people would certainly be a difficult job. Finally, God sent them a deliverer, Moses, who, under the hand of God brought them out of Egypt. What did lie before them? &c.— These are the grounds of that intrepid courage which was to animate the soul of Joshua 1 st, The calling wherewith God had dignified him. Ver. Strong's: Hebrew: English: Morphology: 3808: הֲל֤וֹא hă-lō-w: Have not: Adv-NegPrt: 6680: צִוִּיתִ֙יךָ֙ ṣiw-wî-ṯî-ḵā: I commanded you: V-Piel-Perf-1cs | 2ms: 2388: חֲזַ֣ק ḥă-zaq: Be strong: V-Qal-Imp-ms: … Joshua was here commanded to be strong and courageous. i., p. 626. Be strong and courageous. be determined and confident! His own insufficiency for such an enterprize, the people's well-known rebellious spirit, his enemies' power and numbers, might shake the most confirmed constancy; but fear is banished, whilst he who supremely commands inspires him with strength and courage irresistible. He asks, Is it not I who have commanded thee? This expression "Be strong" does not mean "Be strong in body," but "Be strong in mind;" "Be strong in spirit;" "Be brave.". This structure emphasizes the centrality of the book of the law of God as the key to Israel"s success, Joshua"s effective leadership, and God"s enabling presence with His people. Note; (1.) Our weaknesses guarded against often become our strength; and our best lessons, if we heed them, are our mistakes. Joshua 1:8 : Joshua 1:10 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. BibliographyCalvin, John. Figure of speech Erotesis (App-6), for emphasis. C" Then you will have success ( Joshua 1:8). "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-1.html. The taskmasters make their work hard, they cried out to God but God’s promise seemed far away. Joshua 1:9—Be Strong and of Good Courage. Joshua was receiving orders from his Commander. (3.) "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Used by Permission. (2.) BibliographyKeil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. He was to draw his strength from the Lord God and was not to be dependent on his own brawn or brains. The Meaning. Banish fear We all have some power; the question is, How much and what?—That is the question we should ask ourselves every day; it is the great question of our early life especially, for on the right answering of it all our success depends. In such times it is comforting for us to grab ahold of this promise that God is always with us and therefore we can be strong and courageous. — Such an emphatic interrogation is often the strongest possible form of affirmation. It reminds me of the words that are on John Wesley’s tombstone: “God buries His workmen, but His work goes on.”. For what deeper self-depreciation is there than for a man to live in the world forgetful of what he is brought here for—forgetful of his Christian privileges, of his Christian name, of his Christian freedom? This passage contains the principles necessary for spiritual success in every age. Israel knew that God had been with Moses. Have not I? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-1.html. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Joshua 1:7 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/joshua-1.html. Hence the wisdom of the maxim of the ancients, "Know thyself"—learn to see what thy real capacity is, and knowing that, shrink not from venturing on putting it to the proof. 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 must arise; and, though conscious of great inferiority of abilities, yet at God's command he may comfortably address himself to the work, assured that he who sends will strengthen him. That is why Joshua can have strength and courage. 9. It is not too much to say that all men go wrong by underestimating themselves. Moses’ face literally shone with the glory that came from being in the presence of God so much that he wore a veil to cover it. Had Joshua or the people of Israel sought to conquer the promised land by means of their own courage and strength they would fail – they were to place … We must know what God requires, maintain perpetual awareness of that, and be consistently and completely obedient to it in our daily experience to gain victory over our spiritual adversaries. “Do not be afraid, nor be you dismayed.” He would face many problems, many enemies, many seemingly insurmountable difficulties, but he need not fear any, he need not be dismayed at any, because it was his God YHWH Who would be with him wherever he went. When we go forth to fight the Lord's battles, as ministers, we should take with us that encouraging promise, Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. References: Joshua 1:9.—J. Never be afraid or discouraged because. BibliographyNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". 9.Have not I commanded, etc Although in Hebrew a simple affirmation is often made in the form of a question, and this phraseology is of very frequent occurrence, here, however, the question is emphatic, to give an attestation to what had previously been taught, while the Lord, by bringing his own authority distinctly forward, relieves his servant from care and hesitancy. Understanding Joshua 1:9 in the Bible can help us face hard things with faith and confidence. The first secret of true courage is to know and be sure that we have some power.—Hence the wisdom of the maxim of the ancients, ‘Know thyself’—learn to see what thy real capacity is, and knowing that, shrink not from venturing on putting it to the proof.
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