God is so good to us! Just as He did for the folks of long-ago Bible times, He shares with us the secret to strength and courage; He gives us instruction for successful and prosperous living:
Be careful to obey all of His Word and live according to His ways. Keep His Word in your heart and on the tip of your tongue; meditate on it night and day. Let it sink deep into your soul, directing the course of your life. And remember that the LORD your God is always with you, wherever you go! Whatever battles you face, you never face them alone. God is with you every step of the way. Sometimes He'll tell you to simply be still and watch as He takes care of your battle all on His own; often times though, He'll require that you get some skin in the game, and put in effort too—building your character, endurance, and persistence in the process. Keep your eyes on Jesus and on the heavenly prize! Persist with Jesus in mind. We have a powerful weapon that the people of the Old Testament didn't have—the Holy Spirit inside!
Joshua 1:7-9, “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 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.”
This picture was taken from the top of Mount Nebo, where God took Moses and showed him he whole land of Israel, which He had promised to generations before. From here on out the baton was passed onto Joshua, and he would be the one to lead God's people into the land. God shared with Joshua the keys to an abundant and blessed life.