Joshua 11:16-12:24 What is the spiritual value of this list of victories? Don’t be sidetracked by the military aspect. This is not about Israel blowing its own trumpet. It is about giving glory to God. In Genesis 12:1-3, we have God’s promise to bring blessing to all nations. Before Christ came as ‘the Saviour of […]Read More God’s Word is preached publicly. It must also be applied personally – by you!
“You have … obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you. But take careful heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve […]Read More God Gives His Blessing To Those Who Are Walking With Him In Obedience.
Joshua 1-3 For Israel, it was a new beginning. They were leaving the wilderness. That was their past. They were entering the promised land. This was God’s future. For God’s future, there is God’s command – ‘Be strong’ – and God’s promise – ‘the Lord your God is with you’. We wonder what the future […]Read More Overview Of The Old Testament: Joshua
In all the social details of the division of the land, we must not lose sight of its spiritual basis (Joshua 21:43-45). The important thing is that God, and not man, receives the glory: “Do not rebel against the Lord or against us by building an altar for yourselves, other than the altar of the […]Read More Glory To God – Not Man!
This is the story of what God was doing with His people. He was giving them the land He had promised to them. Joshua was to be the leader of God’s people. Joshua’s strength came from the Lord: “Be strong and courageous! …The Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). The […]Read More Learning From The Book Of Joshua
The Word of God is spoken to Joshua for his encouragement. Before we can speak the Word of God to others, the Word of God must be spoken to us. “Do not turn from it to the right or to the left” (Joshua 1:5). We are pulled this way and that way. We must keep […]Read More Preaching the Word of the Lord – Joshua 1:1-9
“Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness” (Joshua 24:14). What a difference there is between being paralyzed by fear and being set free by the fear of the Lord – to live our lives as His faithful servants! We speak about being paralyzed by fear. This is the exact opposite. This is […]Read More Paralyzed By Fear? or Set Free By The Fear Of The Lord?