Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
The usage of a handicap index allows everyone at all skill levels compete against one another on an attempted equal footing. For example, if someone normally scores in the high 80’s, he or she would have an handicap around 18, while someone who shoots par on average would have a low handicap of 1 or 2. Thus, the player with higher handicap would receive a stroke on nearly every hole. Some may disagree, but the player with a high handicap has the advantage. It is much easier for the high handicapper to post pars than the single digit player to make birdies.
The world feels it has the advantage against those us who believe in Christ. Many laws and plenty of those who are in positions of authority promote agendas contrary to our beliefs. It is as though we are living in the world with a handicap index even if it is not the case. We must abide by the laws of our land while at the same time attempt to reach those who are lost. Organized prayer and the school assemblies led by missionaries have been eliminated from our school systems. God and His word have been attempted to be avoided by our legislatures and governing bodies. Therefore, we must be creative in reaching the lost to not run afoul of the law.
Moses led these people for nearly 40 years. He was one of the greatest men to ever walk the earth and most of them knew no other leader. Thus, the people had to think they were going to be at a disadvantage once Moses was no longer around. They were comforted, however, with the words that God will always be there for them. He will never forget about his people and He will never suffer defeat. Today, we have that same promise even though it may seem as if the deck is stacked against us. He has a plan and we are a part of it! Be comforted with the same promises which have withstood the times and the many changes.