This is it. If you are behind, we are ABOUT to enter the Promised Land. PLEASE Open your Bibles and begin RIGHT HERE. At Joshua.
We have completed 5 books of the Law, 1 book of Poetry (Job), and now we are at the History section. The poetry and prophet books will be embedded throughout the history books.
About 500 years ago God made a Covenant with His people:
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates-the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.” (Genesis 15:18-20)
“I give this land”. We are not taking it, it is not ours to take. It is His to give. That all still holds true today.
So who is Joshua? Joshua was born in Egypt, he was born into slavery. We mentioned him back in Numbers 13:8 as Hoshea, from the tribe of Ephraim. He was the personal assistant to Moses throughout the 40 years of wandering and was appointed one of the 12 spies to “check out” the land promised to them. The Promise Land: Canaan, or sometimes called the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites, or a version of that. Out of almost 3 million people, only 2 had faith in the Lord to take the land (Caleb was the other one).
- Joshua, in Hebrew, means “salvation”
- Joshua translated to Greek is the name Jesus: Jesus in Greek means “Lord is Salvation”.
Here is our outline:
Taking the Land (Ch 1-12)
Distributing the Land (Ch 13-21
Staying in the Land (Ch 22-24)
Death and Burial (End of 24)
This book is going to go fast! Don’t get behind! If it will help, stand up and walk over to your calendar and write them on it. I am thinking your schedule is pretty open this week. (you can click on them and get ahead for the week if you want)