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Dr. June Normil
Godly Leaders Are Courageous
Joshua quickly moved the people to action. The Lord had already given Joshua the command, and now it was Joshua's turn to lead the way. He instructed the people to prepare to cross the Jordan River. They were given three days to prepare. Joshua held the people accountable to the promise made by their forefathers. The topic of accountability can be uncomfortable, yet it is necessary in service to God. Joshua set the precedent of holding these three tribes accountable to their word, demonstrating strength and integrity in leadership. These people eagerly responded to Joshua's leadership. They declared , "We will go, and , "We will do." They also linked his leadership with that of his predecessor Moses. In doing so, they showed that they had transferred there loyalty from Moses to Joshua. The calling of God upon Joshua's life--as well as Joshua's faithful and courageous response to that call--established respect from the people. While most of us may not occupy a visible position of leadership like Joshua, we all are leaders. It is critical, then, that we embody the same qualities: courage, godliness, and fidelity to His Word. Such an example pleases God and provides us the honor of helping others grow in relationship to God.
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Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 97 Number 1 Sep. Oct. Nov 2015 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
Dr. June Normil