Jul 2024 | Joshua

Moses has died and the children of Israel are finally poised to enter the promised land under the leadership of Joshua.  Imagine the leadership challenges for Joshua and for the rest of the Israelites after a full generation of following Moses.  How could Joshua fill Moses' shoes?  The same way Moses did... hearing the voice of the Lord and leading his people in obedience.  Victory followed, but not without challenges.  The Lord started by exhorting Joshua to "be strong and of good courage," not in his own ability, but in the strength of the Lord.  He rooted Joshua there as a foundation for what He would do with and through him in the coming years.  The book of Joshua is an epic trek of taking hold of the Lord's promises in the way He designed for His chosen people... one battle at a time.