Joshua

Jericho Captured

Jan 01

Jericho Captured   “And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.” —Joshua 6:2-3      I SEE many …

Joshua:6:2-3

Strengthening Medicine for God’s Servants

Jan 01

Strengthening Medicine for God's Servants   “I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”— Joshua i. 5.   No doubt God had spoken to Joshua before. He had been a man of faith for many years, and his faith enabled him to distinguish himself by such simple truthfulness of character and thoroughly faithful obedience to the Lord’s will, that …

Joshua:1:5

Certain Singular Subjects

Jan 01

CERTAIN SINGULAR SUBJECTS.   “And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.” — Joshua xxiv. 4.   THIS passage, though audibly uttered by the mouth of Joshua, is to be regarded as the immediate voice of God. Joshua said unto …

Joshua:24:4

Retrospect—“The Lord Hath Blessed”

Jan 01

Retrospect—“The Lord Hath Blessed”   “Forasmuch as the Lord hath blessed me hitherto.”— Joshua xvii. 14.   IT is not an easy task to divide land amongst different claimants. Joshua divided Canaan with strict impartiality. He was a man of God, and he was also shrewdly wise, as you may gather from many of his speeches. But, for all …

Joshua:17:14

Joshua’s Obedience

Jan 01

Joshua's Obedience   “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 whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:7.   JOSHUA was very highly favoured in the matter of promises. …

Joshua:1:7

Taking Possession of Our Inheritance

May 05

Taking Possession of Our Inheritance   “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. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I …

Joshua:1:2-3

Crossing the Jordan

Aug 12

Crossing the Jordan   “Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord your God giveth you to possess it.”— Joshua i. 10, 11.   THE story …

Joshua:1:10-11

Driving out the Canaanites and Their Iron Chariots

Jul 12

Driving out the Canaanites and Their Iron Chariots   “For thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.” — Joshua xvii. 18.   WHEN the children of Israel had come to Canaan, and by God’s good care had entered into the land that flowed with milk and honey, they were not …

Joshua:17:18

All the People at Work for Jesus

May 09

All the People at Work for Jesus   I HAVE taken two texts from two successive chapters of the book of Joshua: the first is from Joshua the seventh, at the third verse. The spies who were sent to Ai returned to Joshua and said to him, “Let not all the people go up; hut let about …

Joshua:7:3

Decision- Illustrated by the Case of Joshua

Apr 18

Decision- Illustrated by the Case of Joshua   “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”— Joshua xxiv. 15.   JOSHUA knew that the people who surrounded him, while ostensibly serving Jehovah, were many of them secretly worshipping the ancient idols of their Mesopotamian fathers, those teraphim which were once hidden in Rachel’s tent, and were …

Joshua:24:15