“Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.” Joshua 1:18
This is the fourth time in chapter one of Joshua that the command is given to be strong and of good courage. Notice this is a command from God. A person may think, how can you command someone to be courageous if they have fear? Can you just command the fear away? No you can’t, but if you are willing to just obey what God tells you to do, you will be acting in courage. If you are going to fear anything, fear the consequences of not obeying God.