Summary: 2 of 4. Upon Moses’ death, God called Joshua to lead Israel. God always calls capable leaders to lead His people. What surrounds the leadership of God’s people? A Condition for Assuming leadership among God’s people is A Defined/Decisive...
CONDITIONS For ASSUMING LEADERSHIP-II—Joshua 1:1-18
Before we assume leadership/take control we better be sure conditions are right.
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Upon Moses’ death, God called Joshua to lead Israel.
God always calls capable leaders to lead His people.
What is involved in being an effective leader of God’s people?
6 Conditions for leadership among God’s people are An Established...
2—A Condition for Assuming leadership among God’s people is
A Defined/Decisive BOUNDARY(:3-4)
:3—“Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.
God bestows this land to Joshua just as He had told Moses previously. Joshua is being employed to continue Moses’ ministry.
Deut. 11:24—“Every place on which the sole of your[Moses’] foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness & Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory.”
We are Called/Gifted & Equipped of the Spirit of God to operate within the confines of the task God Himself has ordained. We must accomplish God’s desire within the bounds of our faith.
Rom. 12:6-21—“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless & do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, & weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
:4—“From the wilderness & 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.”