Lessons Through Joshua

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Lessons Through Joshua Team Analysis TEG Ohio Christian University 10 June 2014 Lessons Through Joshua Team Analysis Joshua consists of twenty-four chapters, and the first six chapters have three prominent themes. The three themes that became evident when reading these first chapters were faithfulness, trust and perseverance. To explain the historical context of these chapters and their themes, one must understand that Moses has just passed on and Joshua has become the new leader of the Israelites. Faithfulness is first shown to us by Joshua’s belief in the Lord. In Joshua Chapter 1, the Lord names Joshua the leader and tells him in Joshua 1:2-6, “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them” (NIV). This statement shows that the Lord has not turned His back on the Israelites but has continued His promise to them. This takes faith in the Lord on Joshua’s part without this belief Joshua would not have been the leader he later became. In chapter two, we see the spies go and stake out the land that the Lord has set aside for them. They meet a woman who believes in the Lord and protects them when they are in danger. They do not lose faith in the Lord. Trust is the second theme that is shown in the first chapters of Joshua. In chapter three, we see the

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