1) Courage rests upon a clear assignment from God (v 1-4).
2) Courage rests upon the assurance of God's presence (v 5, 9).
3) Courage rests upon focused determination (v 6, 7, 9).
4) Courage is anchored by the word of God (v 7-8).
a) Proclaim the Word ("let it not depart from your mouth").
b) Meditate upon the Word ("you shall meditate on it day and night").
c) Do all that is written in it.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.Joshua 1:8-9