“Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go” (Joshua 1:7).
God’s word sets the course for a life of faith to be lived successfully. It cannot be followed arbitrarily or haphazardly; only carefully. Drift to the left and you will find the authority of scripture being undermined; exchanged for newer and more modern authorities. A turn to the right might find political views trumping biblical views. To stay the course prescribed by God’s word takes strength and great courage.