Be Strong and Courageous
Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. - Joshua 1
God sometimes invites us to do things that seem far beyond our abilities.
Liabilities or a Life of Faith
Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof and said to them, ‘I know that the Lord has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you.’ - Joshua 2
Recently, I met a young girl who was rescued from a life of prostitution.
Concentrate on Consecration
Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.’ - Joshua 3
Several years ago I was in a spiritual slump.
What Memorial Can I Share?
These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever. - Joshua 4
Last summer when our family went on vacation, our youngest son spent much of his free time picking up stones along the riverbank near our cabin and tossing them into the water.
The Best Battle Plan
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’ - Joshua 5
If ever someone might feel overwhelmed at a situation totally out of their control, Joshua’s experience facing Jericho was it.
Doing Things God’s Way
So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days. - Joshua 6
I am a planner. A problem solver.
The Purpose of Punishment
Go, consecrate the people. Tell them, ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow; for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: There are devoted things among you, Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove them.’ - Joshua 7
When I was in third grade, I was invited to spend the night with my best friend.
Afterward, Joshua read all the words of the law—the blessings and the curses—just as it is written in the Book of the Law. - Joshua 8
A strong sense of community exists throughout the Bible—especially in the Old Testament.
Be On Guard
They came together to wage war against Joshua and Israel. - Joshua 9
Nobody wants to admit they’ve been conned.
Praying God-Sized Prayers
On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: ‘Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.’ - Joshua 10
Have you ever asked God for the impossible? Joshua did.
God Is On Our Side
So Joshua took the entire land, just as the Lord had directed Moses, and he gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal divisions. Then the land had rest from war. - Joshua 11
I have a weak stomach when it comes to conflict.
The lands included the hill country, the western foothills, the Arabah, the mountain slopes, the wilderness and the Negev. These were the lands of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. These were the kings. - Joshua 12
Does the book of Joshua feel like a dusty history lesson?
Dividing the Inheritance
And divide it as an inheritance among the nine tribes and half of the tribe of Manasseh. - Joshua 13
It was finally time for Israel to lay claim to the Promised Land.
A Magnificent Model of Faith
God's Total Victory