Category Archives: Joshua

Complete Devotion to God Needed (Joshua 23)

In chapter 23, Joshua is presenting a picture of life in the promised Land as a life that needs to be lived in complete dedication to God.  Many people get hung up on the specific instructions that Joshua gives about … Continue reading

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Joshua 21 and God’s ministers

In Joshua 21 we find recorded a series of land transactions between the people of Israel and the Levites.  Now that the land has been successfully settled, the Levites, those families who served in the tabernacle, desire to have their … Continue reading

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Christ is our City of Refuge (Joshua 20)

Ancient near east cultures were and still are places where honor is paramount.  These cultures have a deeply embedded pattern of saving face and protecting the honor and family name and part of that involved and still involves the display … Continue reading

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The Land Still to be Taken (Joshua 13-19)

A catalog of geography is how one might view Joshua chapters 13-19 – interesting, but dry for any sort of spiritual development.  But such is to miss the theological truths communicated to the believer in such a chapter.  If we will recall, … Continue reading

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Jesus the Great Conquerer and Judge (Joshua 11-12)

Many people dislike reading the historical books of Scripture like Joshua and Judges because of the warfare and utter destruction of nations that is advocated.  Genocide doesn’t sit well with our contemporary palates, but there are great truths to learn … Continue reading

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Miracles and Salvation (Joshua 10)

Last post on Joshua we encountered the Gibeonites, those tricksters who “bluffed” their way into salvation, but who became true members of the people of God, serving the temple.  In fact, in 1Chronicles 12:4, we find out that the man … Continue reading

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What happens when we fail to seek God’s direction? (Joshua 9)

How many of us walk through life and make our decisions based upon the “facts” we have, the input others give us and our accumulated worldly wisdom? Is this a wise way to approach life or is it dangerous?

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Jesus and the Destruction of Ai (Joshua 8)

The entire book of Joshua is a picture of Jesus as the captain of our Salvation.  He is the one who leads us in victory and takes us into the Promised Land.  In the eighth chapter we encounter the second … Continue reading

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Sin must be judged – The story of Achan (Joshua 7)

Joshua 7 is a heartbreaking story of one man’s sin and how it affected a nation.  In the very first verse we are told that Achan took some of the things devoted to the Lord from the defeat of Jericho. … Continue reading

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To enter the Land, you must be circumcised (Joshua 5:1-6:19)

In chapter 5 we encounter the Jewish nation who has been living in the desert for 40 years and now are preparing to take over the Promised Land.  These men had not been circumcised by their parents according to the … Continue reading

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