Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!

Translate this Page Here




Word Count: 337

Send Article To Friend Print/Use Article

Contact Susan Ferguson

Stay the Course

by Susan Ferguson  
12/02/2016 / Devotionals

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." (Joshua 1:9 NIV)

The story of Caleb and Joshua speaks mightily to us today.  These brave Israelite men teach us not to lose heart before the victory comes.  Their story begins after Moses brought the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery, and led them through the desert to the border of the Promised Land (Canaan).      

Moses sent twelve spies into Canaan to explore the land.  Forty days later they returned, and all agreed it was a magnificent land.  But ten spies reported that the cities were fortified, the people were strong - and they even saw giants there.  Among the twelve spies were Joshua and Caleb, who gave a good report.  Caleb told the people to go at once and take the land, for they were well able to conquer it.  (Numbers 13:30)  But the ten spies feared the people of Canaan, and their negative report spread throughout the camp.  The Israelites grumbled against Moses and said that they wanted to go back to Egypt.  They failed to remember that God brought them out of slavery, performed miracles right before their eyes, fed them, and protected them in the desert.  Except for Joshua and Caleb, that unfaithful generation didn’t enter Canaan.  After Moses’ death, Joshua took command and led the new generation of Israelites into the Promised Land. 

Blindsided by fear, the first generation of Israelites did not go the distance.  Caleb and Joshua’s story sends us a powerful message to stay the course and keep trusting God.         

Heavenly Father, give us courage and endurance as that of Caleb and Joshua.  Develop in us the mindset of Caleb, who gave a good report, who saw victory instead of defeat, and who boldly declared, "We are well able to take the land."  In Jesus’ name.  Amen. 

Article Source: WRITERS

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Susan Ferguson

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.

User Comments

Enter comments below. Due to spam, all hyperlinks posted in the comments are now immediately disabled by our system.

Please type the following word below:

Not readable? Change text.

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed, Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer

Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© All rights reserved. Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.