Summary: Are you in a state of readiness or state of confusion? In Joshua 1 we find the people of God in one of their greatest states, a position of readiness.
Are You Ready
“A State Of Readiness”
In Joshua 1 we find the people of God in one of their greatest states, a position of readiness.
Josh 1:16 And they answered Joshua, saying, "All that you command us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
Ready To Answer
1 Pet 3:15
It may be your only chance to reach that person.
Ready to answer doesn’t mean practiced, it means positioned.
In Grace - Col 4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
In Humility - 2 Tim 2:25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,
In The Spirit - Luke 21:14-15 "Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; "for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.
Ready To Preach
2 Tim 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
Isa 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
Ready To Give (distribute)
1 Tim 6:18
To be a continuous channel of distribution.
Rom 12:13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
Isa 32:8 But a generous man devises generous things, and by generosity he shall stand.
Heb 13:16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
I Jn 3:17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
Luke 6:35 "But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
Ready For Every Good Work
2 Tim 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
2 Tim 2:19-21
Ready To Die
Rom 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
John 12:25 "He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
Matt 10:28 "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Luke 14:28 "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it--
Ready For The Coming Of The Lord
2 Cor 5:8-11
James 5:8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Matt 25:10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
Are you in a state of readiness or state of confusion?
Are we like the armies of Israel;
positioned for service?
prepared for attack?
poised for battle?
Are we mobilized or do we act paralyzed?
Are we energized or need to be revived?
Are we ready for action as the Spirit gives unction?
Are you ready?