Everyone seeks, or at least they should, timeless nuggets of advice. I am talking about those pieces of information unaltered by time, generation, or culture. These nuggets are not always easy to find and often they are overlooked for something believed to have greater value.
Joshua was given a piece of advice meeting our criteria: “be strong and very courageous.” God emphasized strength and courage three times in this context.
As we consider the timeless nature of this advice, the context has powerful implications in the realm of spiritual leadership.
Notice the key thoughts associated with this advice:
Be careful to do according to all the law.
Do not turn from it to the right or to the left.
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth.
You shall meditate on it day and night.
Be careful to do according to all that is written in it.
God specifies that Joshua’s success depends on following this advice.
The success of our leadership today depends on following this timeless advice. How different would our world be if spiritual leaders had the strength and courage to do so?