Scripture Song of Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be Strong And Of A Good Courage”
Commentary on Deuteronomy 31:6
by Hebron Christian Fellowship
Unlike Joshua, to whom this commission was given, we are not called to physically eject the Canaanites from God's Promised Land. Our enemies, however, are no less real than the giant Anakims whom the Israelites feared - they are the world, the flesh, and the devil, and they have a formidable arsenal of weapons with which to destroy us. The world persecutes or deludes; the devil flatters, tempts, or threatens; but worst of all is the flesh, which makes us vulnerable to the other two.
Knowing that we can never survive such an onslaught in our own strength, God has given us wonderful promises: "Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33); "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (Jas. 4:7); "God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able" (1 Cor. 10:13). If we abide in Him, He has promised that nothing can "by any means" hurt us (Luke 10:19), for we are covered by the shield of faith, sheltered by the love of Christ from which nothing can separate us. In every trial, we can be "more than conquerors through Him that loved us" (Rom. 8:35-37).
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Verbatim KJV. Words or verses not included in song replaced with "..."
- Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.