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Preparation and opportunity equals success, every time. You can make your own luck! Just follow the advise given to Joshua after the death of Moses.
God has given you the key to your victory!
The significance of Joshua 1:1-7-8 is that God provided Joshua a plan to ensure good success at all times. And it is so simply, just follow all of the law received from Moses, do not veer even slightly to the right or the left, and you will be successful in all you do! Joshua did and he was successful!
Early on he was tested with the sin of Achan who took some sacred or accursed thing during the battle of Jericho. The whole story is contained in Joshua 7, but in capsule form: during the battle against Jericho Achan, the son of Zimri, took some of the devoted things which were not to be taken as plunder but devoted to the Lord. And he hid those things in his tent. As a result Israel was not clean when they went to the next battle and were initially defeated in the battle against Ai. Only when Joshua asked God why? was it explained that there was sin in the camp. And Chapter 7 tells how this transgression was covered so the Israel could again be victorious. (Its a good read and you will enjoy it.)
Israel's preparation for success was following the Law. Nothing else. Just do what Moses told you, what Joshua now tells you. Do not veer to the left or to the right, and you will be successful. It is so simple, we often overlook it trying to find the magic pill that makes everything alright, the shortcut that frees us from the hard work of obedience.
There is so much in those two verses. Take some time with them and understand how God has blessed you beyond messure.
Joshua 1:8 (KJV) 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
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