Mmmm yummy Chinese Rice Noodles with Chicken, Fish Tofu & Fresh Coriander Mmmm
Sydney has the best Chinese Food in Australia!
But that’s not the only food that is mouth-watering.
At Bible College, I’m eating mouthfuls of Old Testament this semester.
9 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.’ 10 So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: 11 ‘Go through the camp and tell the people, “Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.”’
Here we have the amazing encouragement of God’s presence with his people.
Joshua succeeded Moses in leading the Israelites after the exodus from Egypt.
The previous generation were too afraid to claim the land that God promised them.
The new generation of Israelites now had a choice:
- Would they trust God and follow Joshua across the river Jordan into the new land?
- Or would they give in to their fears and continue wandering in the desert?
God sent Joshua to save the Israelites.
God sent a greater saviour Jesus to bring everyone home and give us rest.
This home is not the physical nation state of Israel and the disputed territories of Palestine.
This home is heaven where we can finally rest from all our worries.
- Is that what you hope for at the end of your earthly life?
- Or are you too afraid to trust in Jesus?
- Are you worried about your own security and whether you have enough money?
God offers a life where we do not have to be terrified.
Do you want to have reassurance that God is with you in this life and the next?
It’s an amazing relief knowing that God cares for you and is walking beside you every step of the way.
mmmm Bible mmmm