Summary: WE ARE NOT TO BE A DEFEATED PEOPLE
SECRET TO SUCCESS
Joshua 1:1-2 Joshua is the Hebrew tongue means “the Lord saves” or “the Lord is salvation”.
Joshua 1:3-5 God has made this promise to you and I “WE ARE NOT ALONE”. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. # Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. We have the promise of the Holy Spirit to comfort us. Luke 24:49 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48And ye are witnesses of these things. 49And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. #
Joshua 1:6-7 If we follow the law of God we will prosper. Genesis 39:3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand# Deuteronomy 29:9 9Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do. #
Joshua 1:8 We are to obey those commandments which God gave Moses so many years ago, they still stand true today . We are to continually speak of the word of God. It shall not depart out of thy mouth.
We are to meditate on the word of God. Meditate (Heb hagah) means to read quietly or to talk to yourself as you think. It involves reflecting on Gods words and ways and applying them to every area of your life.
Gods plan for his people is that we be a prosperous people, not a struggling people. It is also the plan of God that we have great success in everything that we do. But we must obey his word.
We are to be a successful peoples not a defeated people.