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People of Promise 1 Lesson 1 Day 2

Joshua 1:1-18

God commissions Joshua

3. Commissions and promises

Joshua was no longer a young man. He faithfully served Moses for many years, and now it was his turn to lead.

Commissions

  • Take Moses’ place.
  • Cross over the Jordan River.
  • Take all the people to the land I am giving them.
  • Be strong and courageous.
  • Remember and follow all of my commands.

Promises

  • I will give you every place you step, just as I promised Moses.
  • Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.
  • As I was with Moses, so I will be with you.
  • I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Jesus also promised the eleven disciples, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b

The writer of Hebrews quotes Joshua 1:5b “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Such reassuring words for all of us.

a. The commands:

God made it clear that Joshua is in charge.

It is now time for all the Israelites to possess the land God promised to give to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and his sons, now represented by the twelve tribes of Israel.

b. Joshua’s actions:

Joshua commanded the officers of the people. . .

Pass through the camp and tell the people to prepare provisions, for within three days you are to pass over the Jordan to possess the land.


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