Introductory Comments

Greetings everyone. Joshua is the first book of the Bible named after a person and the first book (of 12) that records the history of Israel. It is usually dived into two parts: chapters 1 – 11 (the military campaign to take control of the Promised Land) and chapters 12 – 24 (the allocation of the conquered land among the tribes of Israel). To truly appreciate all the action and historical details, study the text with Bible maps or a Bible atlas. To continue reading Zak’s post, click the link above.

A Chapter Per Day

Welcome to Joshua. In chapter 1, Joshua had just been handed the power to lead Israel into the Promised Land. I have a feeling that he must have been a little bit nervous. After all, leading an entire nation involves a lot of responsibility.

However, it must’ve been good for him to hear God telling that everything would be all right. Literally hearing from God would do something for my confidence.

Jos 1:5  There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Jos 1:6  Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

Jos 1:7  Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou…

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