Deuteronomy 3

Deuteronomy 3:1-29


OVERVIEWIsrael marched in obedience, taking possession of sixty cities, as the Lord commanded.

BIG IDEA: God guides and provides.

KEY VERSEDeuteronomy 3:22 (Moses to Joshua)
Do not be afraid of the nations there, for the Lord your God will fight for you.

Your enemies are my enemies. Do not try to fight them on your own. Look to me. Don’t be distracted by the sounds and shape of your adversary. Seek me and follow my instructions. I am strong and mighty, and I will fight on your behalf. Do not go before me. Wait for me to guide you to victory.

Do not be afraid of conflict or those who seek to intimidate you. You are no longer on your own. I am with you. I still want you to treat each person with respect, but you no longer have to speak from a place of fear. Speak with confidence. Speak in love, knowing that I will give you strength and words when necessary. You are never alone, so learn to praise me when you feel nervous. Have your eyes wide open to see how and where I’m working, and respond to my nudge when I want you to serve me.

Is there someone who intimidates or frightens you? Pray for boldness and then reach out to that person. Meet face-to-face if possible and, unless there is something specific to address that the person has done, strive to encourage or affirm the person. If meeting in person is not an option, write or text some words to inspire them.