Take time to pray about the passage and read it through before beginning.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”
As I was reading through 2 Kings yesterday, there was one line that really stood out. The idea of not turning to the right or to the left. And it drew me back to Joshua. God has given us a path – His word – His promises – and He calls us not to turn from it. Look at the contrast between these two kings.
“He abandoned the Lord, the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the Lord.
2 Kings 21:22
“And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the way of David his father,and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left.”
2 Kings 22:2
- It is so easy to turn to the right or left, but going back to the Joshua passage – how do we keep on the path?
- What is God’s final directive to Joshua (and you) in verse 9?
- We are not alone as we walk this sometimes challenging path and we may not understand why it’s taken the turn it has. Use the photo from this post to help you consider why it is important not to turn to the left or to the right.
- We sometimes make our path harder when we choose to step off. Write about how God revealed himself as He cared for you all the way back to His path.
- The picture also reveals a windy path… Even God’s path for us can be challenging at times. Write about how God used a challenging time in you life to strengthen your faith.
Praying for you as you meditate on His word, as you hold it in your heart and let it flow from your mouth. May His path be ever before you, may you trust him and know that He is with you wherever you go. What comfort, what purpose, what joy we have in Him!