Therefore be very courageous to keep and do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left. Joshua 23:6
Joshua gives his farewell speech to Israel before he dies. He tells them to uphold what the LORD has instructed. It’s written down so it should be easy. He challenges them to be courageous. That’s the nice way of telling them, “Don’t be a coward. Don’t do whatever you want.”
It’s cowardly not to obey God. I may ask why I should follow the Law of Moses. Simple…Jesus came to fulfill the Law (Matthew 5:17). That means by obeying and following Him that the world will hate me, persecution is likely, and I will have a cross to bear daily. In general, I will need to “be very courageous.” Or, I can do whatever is easier, live the “good”life, disobey God, and be a coward.
Lord, it is difficult to be courageous. Help me to be brave. Thank You.
But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15b