Scripture ref: Joshua 1:1-9. To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt [the Nile] to the great river, the river Euphrates. Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? As we will see, the Lord gives to Joshua much more than a word of reminder but He gives no less: “You aren’t simply going to war. How clear and unmistakable is her confession of the name of Jehovah; how high, and exalted, and spiritual; how wonderful, in the mouth of one trained from infancy to worship stocks and stones, trained to think that the power of the different deities was local and circumscribed: "The Lord your God, He is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath"! n Fear is an internal alarm that goes off within us in some fashion when we’re facing imminent danger, feeling threatened, … When you read Joshua 1 you must read it in its emotional context. Cross this Jordan River, you and all the people. Moses My servant is dead. This expression "Be strong" does not mean "Be strong in body," but "Be strong in mind;" "Be strong in spirit;" "Be brave." Constant - "day and night." Joshua 1:1-9: God's Revealed Wilt the Only Safe Rule for All Individual Guidance: R. Shittler. Up to this point, God had been reminding Joshua of what He had pledged to the. Old promises bring new courage. Jesus is God’s man to cause His people to attain rest. What he had seen since leaving Egypt is too long to catalog yet: Now, Joshua, who had known for 40 years he would be the one to do this, stands in front of the Lord who is telling him, “Arise and go over…into the land that I am giving.”. VII. Faith accepts the warnings of the Word of God as true, and leads men to flee from the wrath to come. Consider the fitness of the Bible to be a general textbook. We will focus on the first 9 verses and touch on the rest. Disorder is weakness; disorder is waste! Meditation is to be followed by appropriate conduct. ACTION. Because “your heavenly Father knows.” And, provision is made for us by the Holy Spirit whom Jesus calls another “Helper.”. "Hereby we do know that we know him if we keep his commandments." It is from Divine influence that rulers diligently search what conduct is just and wise; hearken to salutary advice, from whatever quarter it comes; and have clear understandings to discern, and sound judgments to choose the right path, even in situations the most intricate and perplexed. We must face the fact that our sins carry consequences that must play out completely, Gal. If we could, we would not on any account remove it. But how different the Lord's words to Joshua are! Cross to the country I’m giving to the People of Israel. It is not enough that a ruler avoids, in his own practice, whatever may embolden wickedness, and recommends, by an exemplary conduct, that righteousness which exalteth a nation. And many familiar instances show that, in modern days, he who steers by God's compass and chart is preserved from many rocks and shallows, and is most likely to reach the haven of his legitimate desire. Scriptures: Joshua 9. There were hindrances which arose from herself. The promise of rest in Him brings courage to conquer our enemies. The unholy atmosphere of gin palaces, and even of houses like that in which Joshua's spies sought refuge, cannot exclude the Holy Ghost, or nullify the Gospel message. I climbed the wall with confidence for three reasons. You must be bold and alert. Sermon Bible Commentary. III. Constant reading alone can make us familiar with the contents of Scripture, so as to be well equipped at all points for the Christian warfare. Those nations had their own gods and their own ways of living. “Among the apostles, the one absolutely stunning success was Judas, and the one thoroughly groveling failure was Peter. But they are not freely dispensed on God’s people when they are disobedient. You will not remove the book of the law from your mouth…you will mutter on it day and night so that you might be careful to do all that is written in it. The temptation will be to see the beauty, success and joy of those nations and forsake God and His word them. Do not be anxious about your life what you will eat or what you will drink nor about your body, what you will put on….For the Gentiles seek after all these things and your heavenly Father knows you need them. God is faithful: He always fulfills His promises (1-4) We lay claim to the promises by faith in Christ. The two main characters in this passage are God and Joshua. Genesis 15: He knew the faithfulness of God: that He always kept His promises. Many commencement addresses urge graduates to be strong and courageous. “Among the apostles, the one absolutely stunning success was Judas, and the one thoroughly groveling failure was Peter. Beloved, even as God had promised to give the nation the land and for that reason they could be assured it was going to happen, Joshua and the nation could not succeed and prosper in the land of promise without obeying the precepts of God. He can do nothing in judgment till that one soul in the doomed city is brought into a place of safety. Bookmark the permalink. As the book of Joshua unfolds, God guides them by His word. He that believes with the heart confesses with the mouth. 6-9. He was with Moses in the battle against Amalek. Earlier I read Romans 8:32 where God promises to graciously give us all things in Christ. Well may we "search the Scriptures." That they may be endued with every grace and virtue which can animate to the faithful and diligent execution of the duties of their office. The end of Deut. In verse 5, the Lord tells him no man will be able to stand against him and succeed. Consider THE OPPORTUNITY of her faith. They aren’t simply there for anyone to take: they are there for those who are not going after other gods to the left or to the right. The book of Joshua records this fulfillment and it ends on a note of completion (Joshua 23:14). There are general regulations and positive institutions. It is the presence of Christ’s Spirit that causes us to attain to the rest that Christ has won. SUBJECT: Biography TITLE: Lessons from the Life of Joshua PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will briefly note four events in the life of Joshua and draw some lessons from those events. It tells us things of the utmost importance which we could not know without it; and it comes in to verify the conclusions of our reasoning. That is by His Spirit. That which distinguished Rahab from the rest was not superior morality, higher intelligence, a more exemplary life, a better natural disposition, but faith in God. Same reason: the Lord’s presence with Him in the Spirit. He is absolute Sovereign "in heaven" of the fixed decrees of heaven; absolute Sovereign "in heaven" of all the glories of heaven; and absolute Sovereign "in heaven" of all the inhabitants of heaven. IV. RAHAB'S ACT OF FAITH EXTENDED A BLESSING, AS EVERY ACT OF FAITH DOES, TO THE WHOLE FAMILY. This geographic area is called the “Levant” and it was a cross-roads of trade, politics and influence. Share: The devil is not excited about the prospect of victory for the people of God. What is He like as a prophet? The only question with Joshua to be, "What is written in the law? He commissioned Joshua to carry on. God works out His purposes by human instrumentalities — men, organised into Churches, in their collective or individual capacity, work, and God crowns with success. A Study of the Book of Joshua Sermon 1 ^How to Live Life Successfully _ Joshua 1:1-9 Success is a difficult thing to truly define. For then you will make you way prosperous and then you will have good success. 11). God was taking them into a land that “flowed with milk and honey.”. They needed to conquer the indigenous people to inherit God’s promises. Josua 1, 5 und Josua 1, 9 und Apostelgeschichte 18, 9-10 (Apg.) IV. Comments and Observations. They will come into Canaan in the center of their territory where they will do battle in places like Jericho and Ai. But even amidst hardship, the Lord counsels us to be strong and courageous. We must look for Him as they did. We do not plead for the "letter" as against the "spirit," nor forget that many Scripture precepts are expressed in a general form, and one must be compared with another to ascertain the intention of our Lawgiver. “On The Move For The Glory Of God” (Joshua 1:1-9 Sermon) Posted on 2020/11/16 by Shawn Thomas. Josua 1, 9 Das Buch Josua (Jehoschua, Joschua,Jehoschua) Kapitel: 1, Vers: 9 Josua 1, 8 Josua 1, 10. Life can be full of challenges, sorrows, and tough decisions. 4. Why was the Lord Jesus able to have victory? 1 1-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. Jesus is the Person in whom we end our slavery to sin, our wandering of lostness and we begin our lives as new covenant members in Him. 1. There was nothing new here, nothing uncertain here: the Lord was calling Joshua to walk in what He had previously promised. In Joshua 1:1-9, we have three answers. Beloved, if you truly embrace the presence of God with you in the Holy Spirit, then you will come to see that what He wants from you is resolve and boldness to pursue Christ and His kingdom concerns. I got to one point on my first climb the other day and I looked down and was struck with a little anxiety, “Huh. As long as the nation followed God’s man, they had God’s victory. With this spirit thoroughly in our Churches, what a large amount of work we should do. If you can focus on preaching in those kinds of situations, you can preach anywhere and not worry about distractions! "wonder, ye heavens, and be astonished, O earth," at this amazing condescension: that the great Eternal — Father, Son, and Holy Ghost — should give to His elect family each of the Persons, and all the perfections and attributes of self-existent Deity, as the Church's portion and inheritance. Go with thy sorrows, thy cares, thy domestic woes, thy bodily afflictions, thy circumstantial trials, thy matters of business, thy little things as well as thy great things; for "He is God in earth." Scripture: Joshua 1:1–9 Topic: Courage & Boldness (The following is a summary from notes taken during the message.) What are the effects of His promises — do they not in every way stimulate to increased affection and zeal? In it, we read of the call to conquer; the call to restart what had been on “pause.” God lays out for Joshua all the important elements in order to … We can remember that as Abram journeyed from the middle of Iraq, south-southwest into Canaan and then Egypt, he was walking the boundaries of the land of promise. But, why did the Lord reiterate the promises to Joshua as He told him to go? Joshua was in need of strength and courage. This was an arrangement designed to prefigure another. 1 1-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. The Lord’s presence. This call of conquest demands courage. THE WONDER OF ITS EXISTENCE. III. All the right gear, all the safety instruction, all the climbing training mean nothing if you don’t have the courage to ascend the wall. AFTER A LOSS . An order like this could not have been a mere mockery, an order which Joshua was unable to obey. The word which bade him be strong was an assurance at the same time that if he would, he might be strong according to his day. They wandered in the Sinai desert for 40 years until all the disobedient generation died. Fear of uncertainty can be paralyzing but courageous faith confronts our fears with the certainties of God! David Holwick ZE First Baptist Church Ledgewood, New Jersey August 30, 1998 Joshua 1:1-9 A LEADER FOR OUR TIMES ===== I. II. These verses provide valuable instruction for God's people throughout the ages. It was, as I’ve mentioned before, a symbol, a representation of what would be present in the Messiah and His kingdom. und Josua 1, 8 und 1. As in the day of Sodom's doom, the Lord delayed till righteous Lot had escaped to Zoar, saying, "I cannot do anything till thou be come thither," so now, if there is a single soul in Jericho groping after Him in the darkness of vice and heathenism, He will delay the march of His destroying hosts, to give that soul the opportunity which it requires and for which it longs. In order to be courageous, we need: In order to overcome our fears and to have courage to take hold of the promises of God we need God’s promise, God’s presence and God’s precepts. who that has ever tried it, who that has ever "fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before him," hath not found the promise fulfilled in his happy experience —"I will draw them with the cords of love, with the bands of a man"! I. A little Christian service and a little idolatry, a little self denial, and a little worldliness to make the former palatable. They respond at once to the call of their leader, and trusting in God are honoured with success. New Testament Sermons Old Testament Sermons Sermon Series Audio Sermons Sermon Links ... Joshua 9:1-27. GOD SHARES THE PROMISE - Vss. Two and ½ tribes have been granted land there (we’ll see that today), but the other 9 ½ tribes had to cross over to the West to receive their inheritance. BEING TOO FRIENDLY WITH THE ENEMY. Joshua 1:9 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament In conclusion, the Lord not only repeats His exhortation to firmness, but the promise that He gave in Joshua 1:5 and Joshua 1:6 . None of this was a surprise to Joshua. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.". Thank You Father in Jesus name I … When the dread day of Jericho's judgment came, what a joy must it have been to Rahab to know that all dear to her were safe. Joshua 1:9—Be Strong and of Good Courage. Joshua received the divine call, accepted the role of leadership and carried out the Lord’s instructions. Second, courage truly comes in the finished work of Jesus Christ. The mission of Israel is not one of mercy, but of judgment. In it, we read of the call to conquer; the call to restart what had been on “pause.” God lays out for Joshua all the important elements in order to successfully receive the promises of God. What Jesus speaks of in Himself is what the Lord had promised to Joshua and symbolized with a place and a possession: rest. Every man in his place, every man moving at the same word of command, every man living for the common good — let that programme be carried out, and no power can withstand the united influence of Christ's believers. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. The organisation thus commended is not merely mechanical; it is the order which comes of a living love, which is willing to do the most good in the least time. In verse 5, God reminded Joshua that no one would be able to stand against Israel. Joshua 1:1-9 sets the tone for the book of Joshua. All the men and material were ready for the momentous D-Day invasion of German-occupied France, but there were some reasons for hesitation. How black was the outlook for Rahab. THE LORD YOUR GOD. B. If you can focus on preaching in those kinds of situations, you can preach anywhere and not worry about distractions! He was face-to-face with Moses on the mountain. Joshua held himself bound by the covenant of his representatives; but what was more, the Lord accepted Rahab's faith and spared her house, or, when the walls of Jericho fell down, her house had fallen too, for it abutted on the wall. You are taking hold of what I promised. Yet, whereas before the context was to lead the people, here it is to. That word is a. Serving for him. Get going. III. It's as if God reaches out and grabs Joshua … GOD SHARES THE PLAN - Vs. 2b. We should pray God to prosper the endeavours of all in civil and military offices for promoting the public good. Oh! Here dwells an unfortunate woman. Joshua 1:1-9, is a prologue for the entire book. Joshua 1:1-9, is a prologue for the entire book. The oath of the spies to deliver Rahab and her house had availed her nothing had not God Himself, by a notable miracle, confirmed their word. III. Sermon on Joshua. Be strong and courageous() Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.�Read full chapter He promised it to them; it was theirs for the taking (and, as we saw from Joshua 23, they received them). What is promise in Christ? God willing we will meditate under the Theme: I will never leave you nor forsake you as ‘Uninterrupted Presence of God’ in our lives. It was the record of God’s acts along with the instructions for God’s people. REALITY - THIS JOB IS MINE, Vss. The Lord reminds Joshua of the centrality of following what has already been handed down to them. READ Joshua 1:1-9. In the absence of wise organisation, the modest man will be ignored or crushed. He is well armed for his struggle with temptations and annoyances who goes to his work fortified by previous study of the Scriptures; and after the battle of the day is over, when the shadows of evening surround him or the gloomier shadows of trouble threaten to enclose him, there is naught so effectual to dissipate the darkness as the kindled rays of the heavenly lamp. Vain are man's promises of help except God approve the pledge. In Joshua 1:1-9, we have three answers. "No good thing shall fail of all that he has promised concerning us." 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