God emphasized strength and courage three times in Joshua chapter one, but only once did He use this specific phrase “strong and very courageous.”
The context of this one phrase has powerful implications in the realm of spiritual leadership. God specifies how Joshua’s success depends on following 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.
What would it be like if spiritual leaders had the strength and courage to do the same today?