Summary: Joshua shows God's faithfulness to his promise & provision
Genesis – Choosing a Nation
Exodus – Saving a Nation
Leviticus – Worship of a Nation
Numbers – Wanderings of a Nation
Deuteronomy – Instructions of a nation
Joshua – Conquest of Nation
+ Quotes About Joshua
Joshua one of the greatest leaders in OT.
• > General Douglas MacArthur once listed Joshua among the truly great generals of world history.
• > President Theodore Roosevelt often said the book of Joshua was his favorite book of the Bible, and he often referred to Joshua in his speeches
+ Key Verse
Joshua 1:8–9 (AV)
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
- Showing God’s faithfulness to his promise & provision
- It is by faith we receive his promise
• > Prepare to Conquer – 1-5
• > Penetrate the Enemy – 6-12
• > Position the Tribes - 13-24
+ Maps - Outnumbered By The Enemy
+ Maps – Ch. 6-8 - Battle of Jericho
+ Maps - Ch. 9-10 - Gibeon & the 5 Kingdoms
+ Maps - Ch. 13-19, 22 – Dividing the Land
+ Maps – Ch 20-21 – Cities of Refuge
+ Joshua the Man
> Numbers 13:16 (AV)
16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.
> Moses changed the name of Hoshea (hôšēa‘, “salvation”) to Joshua (yehôšūa‘, “Yahweh is salvation“- Joshua means Jehovah Is Salvation.
> Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew Joshua.
+ Be Aware
> 1 Corinthians 2:9 (AV)
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
> Psalm 31:19 (AV)
19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
> 1:3 – A land for Israel
> 1;2, 9 - You need to act
> 1:5 – I will be with you
> 1:6-7, 9 – Take courage
> 1:8 – Trust my word
+ A Promise Land
> Genesis 13:15 (AV)
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
> Joshua 21:43 (AV)
43 And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.
Coming out of Egypt into a better land - Canaan
Out of the bondage of sin Through the wilderness of this life into a better land
> Hebrews 11:15–16 (AV)
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
+ A Scarlet Cord – Ch.2
> The only way for Rahab to escape judgment was to hang the scarlet cord outside he window
> For us to escape judgment is to under the protecting power of the crimson blood of Jesus
+ Christ’s Presence
> Christophonies - "Appearance of God"
> - 5:14-15 Captain of the host of the Lord
> - Instruction
Joshua 5:15 (AV)
15 And the captain of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
> Why? Cloud & fire & Moses gone
> Lord has not gone –
> 5:14 “…as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come….
+ Learning From Joshua
> 1. Dare to believe
> 2. Focus on a plan
> 3. Take the initiative
> 4. Finish the task
> 5. Trust God’s faithfulness