Joshua 1:1-9

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Joshua 1:1
Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,

After the death of Moses the LORD’s servant, the LORD spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said,

until now Joshua was the #2 man Moses’ the assistant, his helper, his wing man… don’t forget some back ground after the spies that Moses had sent… the reports that came back were bad, the people were stronger then we are… they were giants and the cities fortified and very large.

Joshua all those years under Moses knew how the people were mummering and complaining and most likely taught the next generation to be the same… 

Joshua 1:2
Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

“Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them.

Jos 1:3

I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you—

Jos 1:4

from the Negev wilderness in the south to the Lebanon mountains in the north, from the Euphrates River in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west, including all the land of the Hittites.’

Jos 1:5

No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.

Jos 1:6

“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.

Jos 1:7

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.

Jos 1:8

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.

Jos 1:9

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

How did Joshua know for certain that he was the person God had chosen to lead Israel? After the dead of Moses, God began to speak to and through Joshua. This encouraged him to lead the people of Israel and with an unmistakable authority that prompted the leader of Israel to say. “We will do whatever you command us” Joshua prefigured the ministry of Christ, who was the living Word of God. How can you exude confidence? How can you command respect? By heeding God’s Word. If you are not a leader, then commit to following those who obey God’s Word.

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