6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Do you think that prosperity and success come from having power or influential contacts? Do you think that success comes from a relentless drive to get ahead? God has a different idea of how to gain prosperity. God taught Joshua. First, he taught Joshua to be strong and courageous because the tasks ahead of him would not be easy. Next, Joshua was taught to obey God’s law. And with this, Joshua also constantly read and studied the Book of Instruction, God’s Word. Do you want to be successful? Do you want to do it God’s way? Follow God’s words to Joshua. You will be a success in God’s eyes, and his opinion is the most important.