Friday, December 26, 2008
Joshua - Champion of God and The Israelites
Joshua was briefly described in the Bible as the son of Nun. But his last words to the Israelites ran through up to this day, the words that all faithful servants of the Lord declare to the world- "But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."
Joshua was the faithful commander of the army of Israel during the time of Moses and after the death of Moses. Moses and he led the Israelites out of the land of their bondage- Egypt. Only he and Caleb were able to cross over the promise land of Canaan. That was because they believed the words of God and became faithful to Him. When Moses died without ever setting foot on the promise land, Joshua was conferred by God the honor of being the champion of the liberated Israelites tasked to lead them to cross over the promise land.
To accentuate God's favor and mighty support of Joshua, two significant miracles were performed by God to help the Israelites and show His whole hearted support of Joshua. He stopped the river Jordan like what He did at the Red Sea so that the Israelites could cross over to the other side. Then the Lord made the sun to stand still for a whole day until all the enemies of Israel at Gibeon were soundly defeated. It was Joshua who parceled out all the land conquered in Canaan to the twelve tribes of Israel with two and a half tribe getting the land before the river Jordan. Joshua was blessed by the Lord until the day of his death and was revered by the Israelites as their great hero and commander of the Lord's army.
Tags: Joshua, Israel, God, Canaan, Bible, Moses, Caleb, Promise Land, River Jordan, Walls of Jericho, Jericho March, Ark of The Covenant, God's Favor, Land Flowing With Milk and Honey
Posted by: Mel Alarilla