1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, 2 and “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. – When one generation dies out, (1)God will rise up the next generation of those who are willing to be a carrier of His presence of His Word to be a light unto this World. (2) The message of Jesus Christ cannot stop, will not stop.
3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. (1) He will give us the Nations
5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. (1) any obstacle that you may come across, do not back down, do not fall back, do not shut up, do not sit down, do not stop, do not quit.
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. (1) Proverbs 3:3 – “Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
We can learn a lot from just these verses. Joshua was given a command by God to be strong and courageous, battles would be fought in the near future for Joshua and his army that would later on destroy 33 kingdoms, 2 on the east side of Jordan and 31 on the west side. before they reached the Promised Land, or should we say only Joshua and Caleb. To have this done, Strength and courage had to be applied in able to defeat the enemy. Are you applying the strength and courage that God can give to you in your daily battle’s with your flesh?
By digesting the Word of God, it will be followed by obedience which is the outcome of having success!