God Will Never Leave You
“Looking Up During Uncertain Times”
A Daily Devotional
Text: Joshua 1:1-5 International Children’s Bible
God’s Command to Joshua
1 Moses was the servant of the Lord. Joshua son of Nun was Moses’ assistant. After Moses died, the Lord said to Joshua: 2 “My servant Moses is dead. Now you and all these people go across the Jordan River. Go into the land I am giving to the people of Israel. 3 I promised Moses I would give you this land. So I will give you every place you go in the land. 4 All the land from the desert in the south to Lebanon in the north will be yours. All the land from the great river, the Euphrates, in the east, to the Mediterranean Sea in the west will be yours. This includes the land of the Hittites. 5 Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. No one will be able to stop you all your life. I will not leave you. I will never leave you alone.
When Moses died, God did not abandon the Isrealite people. God told Joshua that he would finish what he promised the people, with Joshua as their leader. I love that at the end of this passage God is straight forward with Joshua and tells him “I will not leave you. I will never leave you alone.” God will not leave us either. We are never going to be abandoned by God.
Hi God! Thank you for never abandoning us! Amen.
Focus for the Day: God Will Never Leave You
Author: Rachel Dudley, Director of Children’s Ministry