Main point summary
Be strong and courageous because I will protect you and help you lead my people into the land I have promise. Therefore trust in my authority and carefully observe my laws because then you will have success wherever you go!
e No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life.
For you will not need to fear opposition standing against you,
Just f as I was with Moses,
Just as in the days of Moses,
so g I will be with you.
so too will be with you.
h I will not leave you or forsake you.
because I have promised to never abandon you or leave you without help.
i Be strong and courageous,
So be strong and courageous,
for you shall cause this people
because you will lead my people
to inherit the land
in order that they may inherit their land
that I swore to their fathers to give them.
that is the land that I promised to your forefathers.
Only be strong and j very courageous,
Therefore you must be strong and VERY courageous,
being careful to do according to all the law
by discerning what you should do according to the law
k that Moses my servant commanded you.
namely the law Moses commanded you to observe.
l Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left,
On the other hand do not turn to any other authority, but that of the Lord
that you may have good success 1 wherever you go.
that you may be successful anywhere you go.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth,
And do not allow the words of the Book of the Law to be forgotten
but m you shall meditate on it day and night,
but review them day and night,
so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.
so that you will carefully follow all that has been written.
For then you will make your way prosperous,
because then you will be fruitful in all your ways,
and then you will have good success.
and then you will be successful in this mission I have commanded you.
Have I not commanded you?
I repeat! I have commanded you,
n Be strong and courageous.
Be strong and courageous
o Do not be frightened,
and do not be dismayed,
that is don't not be worried
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
because the LORD your God will be with you
Joshua "the Lord is salvation" The most exciting thing to watch as the Old Testament unfolds is the revealing of God's promised King, the Lord Jesus Christ. The book of Joshua is no stranger to this theme for it is here we see a man, 1) called by God, 2) leading Israel into the lands promised first to Abraham Genesis 12:7; 15:18-21; and then to Moses Exodus 33:2 Numbers 34:2-15 Deuteronomy 12:9, 10 ; 25:19. 3) A conquering warrior and protector who went before Israel as a mediator to God 4) Used to preserve the line of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, promised in Genesis 3:15 5) Joshua is a considered a foreshadowing of God's promised warrior in the Lord Jesus Christ. As I read through the book I noticed the theme of God's faithfulness to Israel through his warrior Joshua. God's call to Joshua: Joshua 1:1-2 God's promise of protection and promise land: Joshua 1:3-5 God's charge to Joshua in fulfillment to his promise: Joshua 1:6-8 Joshua's charge to the people of Israel: Joshua 1:10-15 Israel's response to Joshua the and Lord: Joshua 1:16-18 Further highlights in Joshua reflecting God's faithfulness Joshua 6 : Jericho is defeated, and Rahab's family protected. She would later married Salmon and begot Boaz who would marry Ruth and continue the line of David where Christ would come forth. Joshua 13-22 : Accounts the victories of the lands that God had promised to Moses. A final word of encouragement: 4 time in Joshua 1 the Lord exhorts his people to "be strong and courageous" This charge always followed what God had promised to do. It is important that we see this as we go through our own "battles" in life knowing that 1) God has already given his word of protection and a our promised security in salvation 2) He has given his Word for guidance 3) The Holy Spirit as a our guider. We are not without hope! Friend if you are hurting today, physically, emotionally, spiritually whatever it maybe stop and fix your eye back on Christ Hebrews 12:1-3 and 2 Corinthians 4:7-18. Rest in him knowing he has already won your victory!