Deuteronomy 31:1-8 (focus verse 8) (NIV)
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Moses assured Israel and Joshua of three things: 1) the accompanying presence of God; 2) assured victory over the enemy; and 3) God’s unfailing faithfulness. It all rested on the condition that they live in obedience to God’s law–their uncompromising authority. Sadly, it is the propensity of mankind’s sinful nature to violate God’s Law. The law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17). Thank God for grace and truth delivered to us in the person of Jesus Christ! Live in wholehearted devotion to Him and enjoy the blessings that Moses promised.