Returning to the 'Book of Joshua'. Some Introductory Comments.
Post 1 of 4, February 24, 2019; Post 2 of 4, February 27, 2019
Post 3 of 4, March 24, 2019; Post 4 of 4, March 27, 2019
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Thank you all and bless you all for continuing to have a 'heart' to study the Holy Bible with me and Jesus, through the enlightening by the Holy Spirit. [Psalms 37; 73; 119; John 14:26]
Continuing our discussion, we do not know all of the reasons why God selected Joshua. But we do know that Joshua was 'special' 'in the faith', the only thing that please God.[Hebrews 11:6] Joshua was one of the twelve leaders among the people who was selected to go and spy out the Promised Land. When they came back from their trip, only two of the twelve men believed that God would keep them safe. Joshua was one of those men, and Caleb, the other. These events are recorded in Numbers 13-14, for your review.
From this we know that he had a very strong trust in God. Were there other reasons? The Bible does not tell us. 'So God selected Joshua, and when it was time for the people to enter the Promised Land, Moses told the people that Joshua would lead them'. [Notice, with God, it is NOT a 'democratic' process. It is 'His Sovereignty', and 'selection'. It will be so, when Jesus is 'ruling and reigning' when He returns]. Thus, we learn - 'trust and obedience' to 'authority', NOW.[Romans 13] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
"Then He commissioned Joshua the son of Nun, and said, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore to them, and I will be with you.” [NASB] [Deuteronomy 31:23] Throughout the Book of Joshua, God gives him strength and encourages Him. [Chapter 1]. This shows us even today that when any of us have the Lord on our side, being for us, even if all others turn from us, we will finish well, as Joshua, who said at Joshua 24:15, 'As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord'. As our Lord and Savior Jesus said, 'not my will, but thy will be done'; and 'who are my mother, my sisters, my brethren' other than those who will do the will of God'. [Matthew 12:46-50; Luke 8:19-21].
He, Jesus, is our ultimate 'model'. Have you given up all, for the relationship with the Almighty? [Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27].
In Our 'Overview' - A Further Lesson for Today and 'a pause to reflect time' for you:
God looks for those who trust Him. [Do you have faith, believe God, and are willing to obey Him?]
He looks for those who want to live a holy life. [Do you go with all else, everyone else, but, not God?]
These are some of the marks of a close friendship with God. God wants you to be His friend, to be able to 'count on you obeying Him'. It starts by believing in Him, taking Him at His Word.
Remember, I always urge, 'First Things First'. [Have YOU come to HIM?] Amen. Amen.
Now, on our next set of posts [April 7, 10, 2019], we shall begin to get into the details and overviews of the chapters. So, please finish your first read, so that you will know with the Holy Spirit what is being said is true. [Acts 17:11] Please remember to check and read all the cross-reference passages of Scriptures and more, as the Holy Spirit will guide you. This is how you really learn the meaning of the Bible, ever hiding the word in your heart for the Holy Spirit to bring it to your memory at times when it is relevant and appropriate in situcations. This my friends, is how we 'hear from the Lord'. [Nehemiah 9:20; Matthew 10:19-20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:12; John 14:26; 1 John 2:27] Invaluable! God speaks, are YOU listening - and- obeying??? I pray that you are, for in the days ahead, I assure you, it will be a matter of life or death.
Enjoy being in the 'Presence of the Lord', studying His Word for yourselves. Amen. Amen.
Now in practicing what I preach, this will be a stopping point for this post. Be blessed, in the Precious Name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Amen. Amen.
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