When the Bible records a word or thought 3 times in a few verses then we need to stop and take notice. This passage from Haggai is one of the scriptures we used on Sunday and it does exactly that -repeats a word 3 times. I think that when you read these words, you will get the message :)
But now theLordsays: Be strong, Zerubbabel. Be strong,
Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong,
all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says theLordof
Heaven’s Armies.My Spirit remains
among you, just as I promised when you came out of Egypt. So do not be afraid.’
(NLT – Haggai 2:4-5)
Remember the words of the old chorus: "Be Bold, Be Strong, For the Lord your God is with you."