From Pastor’s Desk:
Joshua 10:25 Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.”
The last phrase of the verse is all conclusive. They were going to have to fight. There were enemies in the land, including giants, much larger and stronger than they were. Yet God tells them to not be afraid or discouraged, but strong and courageous. How could He say such a thing? He simply uses as an example a battle they had just won. The five Amorite kings and their armies were defeated because they listened to God and did what He told them.
God knows we’re going to face enemies, including “giants.” He knows they are larger and stronger than we are. Remember those battles you have fought and won? That was Him fighting your battle. Remember that “giant” you could not overcome, and then found the strength and encouragement to go on until you gained victory. That was Him fighting your “giant.”
As He told them then, He is telling us now, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.”