Sunday, 15 February 2015
Rev. Daniel Poon
“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.” (Joshua 1:2)
When Moses died, the Israelites were worried, because the leader, who had led them in the past 40 years in the wild, had gone. But not only that they had no one to look up to, but also the enemies awaited in the land they were about to enter. Rev. Daniel shared that this reflects to all of us, as God has given each one of us a dream, a goal, a vision to look forward to, but in front of us there is a river. In the middle of nowhere, we may feel lost, we may feel scared, so what do we do?
“I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.” (Joshua 1:3)
In Joshua 1:3, God promised the Israelites and Joshua that as long as they set their foot onto the Promised Land, they will not need to fear because God will give the land to them. When we see a vision or a dream given by God, do we have the faith and courage to take action and make our first step? Or do we sit in one place and waiting for someone to come and give us a hand?
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Rev. Daniel reminded us no matter what, as long as we trust in God, He will never leave us nor forsake us. So the problem is not about making the wrong move, but about if we are willing to take the step of faith and cross the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land!