In the last moments of his life, Joshua reaffirms his total devotion to God by making this declaration to Israel, “as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD" (Josh 24:15; see also Joshua 1:7). We see in Joshua a picture of God who is worthy of our all. How can we live a radically devoted life? What does it look like to choose God and not idols?
We read in the book of Joshua that “Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled” (Joshua 21:45). How do we trust God’s promises in our lives? What difference does it make to the way in which we live?
The Israelites developed a rhythm of commitment and recommitment to God. Renewed commitment to God brought blessing to Israel, as surely as disobedience brought curses. What opportunities do we have to renew our commitment to God’s purposes in the world?
Joshua 2: Where does trust in God and the need for for us to be active intersect?
God told Joshua to be strong and courageous. This courage was actually rooted in his obedience to God. And in Jesus we see this courageous obedience that delivers the promises of God to his people. It’s God’s promises and presence fuels our courage and strength.