Who Moved My Cheese
1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.
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.
Who Was Joshua?
Servant of Moses, God’s leader, who was used to bring the children israel out of Eygpt.
- We see that when Moses was 120 years old, that he transfers power to Joshua to lead the people into the land of Canaan.
What Can We Learn From Joshua’s Commission
Point One: God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous (VERSE 6)
Definition of Strong:
Capable of the effective exercise of authority: a strong leader.
Definition of Courageous:
possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fearwithout flinching;
Point Two: Observe to do according to all the Law (VERSE 7)
What was the law: (First Five Books Of The Bible)
When the children of issue Israel were first taken rescued from the children of Israel, it is important that we understand that they have were no longer under Egyptian rule. As a result, there had to be a sense of law and order. This would provide the legal bounds on how God’s people would interact with each other.
In addition, God wanted the children of issue to know how to approach a Holy God.
The Law Is the word of God.
1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Point Three: Meditate On The Law
Definition of Meditate:
think deeply or focus one's mind for a period of time
think deeply or carefully about (something).
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Point Four: Reminds him that God is with him - God Is With Us
God is Omnepresent - Everywhere beholding good and the evil
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
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.