A Great -Promise and a Stirring Exhortation, God's Revealed Wilt the Only Safe Rule for All Individual Guidance, God's Strength Made Perfect in Human Weakness, Strengthening Medicine for God's Servants, The Strength and Courage Needed .For Common Life, Joshua's demand for the services of the trans-Jordanic tribes, The moral advantages of good organisation. An order like this could not have been a mere mockery, an order which Joshua was unable to obey. Sermon Bible Commentary. They bring no gospel to the Canaanites, but war, disaster, and death are in their invincible path. Now, this will be our first time in an Old Testament narrative book and it is important that we keep some things in mind. PRAY. Well may we "search the Scriptures." The army is a compact confederacy. To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt [the Nile] to the great river, the river Euphrates. Obedience unlocks great reward (we’ve seen that before); it will happen over and over again. OK, stop there. Joshua, the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter. First by Moses and then by God: “Arise” and “go over this Jordan” are simple commands to restart what had been long paused in the last generation. This is "Joshua 1:9 | Sermon | 11-28-2020" by La Casa de Cristo on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Joshua’s victory was due to the Lord’s presence with him. He was with Moses in front of Pharaoh. I had mentioned that God would say more to Joshua than remind him of the promises He made. (Joshua 1:1-5:15) Call and Preparation of a New Leader (Joshua 1:1-9). 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. One thing about climbing that is essential is courage. He explains what it means to do all the all Law: Previously in Deut. II. 1-2 His presence gives you added confidence that if you slip and start to fall he will stop it. He needed more. Why are the Lord’s people able to have victory? Obedience is to extend to the smallest matters. Just as the Lord said to Joshua “I will be with you and no one will stand opposed to you” how much more is that true of those who have the Spirit of Christ not with them but in them? He allowed the pressure of those following him to get to him and he acted in unbelief. Consider THE OPERATION of her faith. SUCH ORGANISATION WOULD CONSOLIDATE THE CHRISTIAN SOCIETY ASSEMBLING IN ONE PLACE. n Fearis an internal alarm that goes off within us in That word is a. SUCH ORGANISATION WOULD PRESENT THE MOST FORMIDABLE FRONT TO THE ENEMY. The Lord reminds Joshua of the centrality of following what has already been handed down to them. In all of Israel there was none greater than Moses and yet God gives him the “just as”: just as I was with Moses I will be with you. A finger post may indicate the way, it can do no more. This is modern day Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and the Sinai Peninsula. There is all the world's difference between those propositions. 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Joshua received the divine call, accepted the role of leadership and carried out the Lord’s instructions. A. Up to this point, God had been reminding Joshua of what He had pledged to the. But they are not freely dispensed on God’s people when they are disobedient. Praying through Joshua 1:9 . I often tell folks that I learned to preach in children's church and nursing homes. Such resemble the strangers imported into Samaria, who "feared the Lord and served their own gods" (2 Kings 17:33). Help me to be strong in the Lord and to rely on You in all the problems of life that I may face, knowing that You are with me, wherever I go. (I’ve been on rocks that were hundreds of feet tall.) It’s presence cannot only be scrolls carried along the way in the ark but have to be words that pass over Joshua’s lips. Genesis 15: He knew the faithfulness of God: that He always kept His promises. say?" It was true for the Israelites, and it is true for believers today. Capacity and genius, as well as good dispositions, are requisite for serving the public. They remind us that God has delivered us from bondage from sin and made us his servants. SUCH ORGANI SATION WOULD PROMOTE A MOST HEALTHFUL SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE, The organisation which God appoints is calculated to train men to habits of self-dominion. 1-2a. HE IS GOD IN EARTH BENEATH. He must vigorously enforce and execute the laws already established for restraining wrong and wicked lewdness, and help forward the enacting of such new laws as may be needful for restraining them more effectually. Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? After we ourselves are saved we are not to rest content; we are not to sit down in idleness and ease because all is well with us for ever. Date written: January 4th, 2004. His people’s obedience speeds the fulfillment of God’s promise. There was nothing new here, nothing uncertain here: the Lord was calling Joshua to walk in what He had previously promised. Evangelical Baptist sermon on Joshua 1:1-9. The Lord makes no other command but to “arise” and “go.”  He expects Joshua to act because of the promises God had made and the way He had already kept promises to His people. 34:8. Cross to the country I’m giving to the People of Israel. Joshua didn’t need to concern himself with arms or chariots or warfighting because God was with him. Who ever knew a child made neglectful by a well-timed promise? Joshua 1:1-9: Joshua the Successor of Moses: J. Waite : Joshua 1:1-9: Joshua. how readest thou?" Whatever affairs of this world we have to mind, we must not neglect the one thing needful. Second, you have the belay man. It is profitable to read "at morning and at night." The nation’s victory was due to the presence of Joshua with them. It is important to see these things together: God’s guarantee of the land, His promise to give them what He’s been telling them for generations works with the obedience of His people to His law. Those are still the requirements for Christians who want to … Meditation is to be followed by appropriate conduct. All the records of heaven written and kept by Him; all the enjoyments of heaven bestowed, communicated, imparted, in His presence; all the inhabitants of heaven His own choice, His own redemption, His own workmanship. Joshua 1:9. Because “your heavenly Father knows.”  And, provision is made for us by the Holy Spirit whom Jesus calls another “Helper.”. 1:38, when God was disciplining the nation for their refusal to enter the land because of the report of the 10 spies, He said this to Moses: It became official in Deut. 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." ", III. I. And as she believes in the promises of God, so she believes in the God of the promises. Joshua 1:9 in the Parallel Bible; Joshua 1:9 in the Thematic Bible; Joshua 1:9 Cross References; Joshua 1:9 Treasury of Scripture Knowing; Joshua 1:9 Sermons; Joshua 1:9 Prayers; Joshua 1:9 Images; Joshua 1:9 Devotionals; Choose Chapter There will be many an oasis in what we called a desert, and many a pretty flower on what we deemed only a sterile rock. 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 We look to Moses. We find in the opening verses of the book of Joshua that God appointed Joshua to take Moses’ place in leading the people. GOD SHARES THE PRINCIPLES - Vss. Adult world — juvenile world — spy the land, call into action all your powers; God will surely give you the land to possess. But even amidst hardship, the Lord counsels us to be strong and courageous. That’s a no joke fall right there.”  I did a quick survey of my equipment, the belay man and my lane and then I started climbing again. Second, “obedience” to God’s Law, the Torah, plays a very large role in Israel’s success. Have I not commanded you? In Joshua 1:1-9, Joshua received a "wake up call" concerning his leadership of the children of Israel. Why does Jesus tell us to have courage and not anxiety about the details of our lives? The conquest of the promised land was put on “pause” with Moses’ disobedience to the Lord and the people’s sins. First, there is a geographical-logical sequence of events. By that line — as with Rahab, so with the Church — the messengers that brought it to her and taught it to her had already escaped; it had borne their weight, proved its efficacy; and the Church knows it to be strong enough still. Her faith would make her an oddity in Jericho. There were hindrances which arose from herself. He can do nothing in judgment till that one soul in the doomed city is brought into a place of safety. I got to one point on my first climb the other day and I looked down and was struck with a little anxiety, “Huh. Help me to be strong in the Lord and to rely on You in all the problems of life that I may face, knowing that You are with me, wherever I go. Yet I suppose it will scarcely be contended that it was the bit of thread that saved them, rather than the covenant of which that thread was the sign. In this verse, the Lord repeats His command to Joshua to be strong (resolute) and courageous (bold). Joshua 1:1-9, is a prologue for the entire book. The command of the text implies that it was to be no formal perusal, but an endeavour to grasp the real meaning of the law. In June of 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower had an important decision to make. Preached on April 6, 2014, for Confirmation, at St. John's Ev. Werner Gitt: Josua 10, 12-14 und Johannes 6, 69 (Johannes-Evangelium, Jh.) The presence of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of all who believe. It inclines her to seek salvation both for herself and for her kindred. We have our Jericho in the world. 9 Have not I commanded thee? “What do you need in the face of God’s call to obey?”  That’s the question our text answers. In the face of what they will encounter, the Lord demands Joshua’s resolve and boldness in obeying and adhering to His Word. God is a living Guide; he has written directions and he aids in the performance of them. und Johannes 14, 6 (Johannes-Evangelium, Jh.) I. Find Joshua 1:1 9 Sermons and Illustrations. "Observe to do according to all." They needed to conquer the indigenous people to inherit God’s promises. 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. 1 1-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. In verse 5, God reminded Joshua that no one would be able to stand against Israel. Experience proved how disastrous was any attempt to depart from the lines of procedure there laid down. These verses lay out a program for the success of Joshua and the Israelites in taking over the Promised Land and thriving there. The extent of the promise is only limited by the reach of their own feet. Rest came in the form of land and possessions. VII. THE WILLINGNESS ON THE PART OF THE MEN TO UNDERTAKE THE DIFFICULT WORK. Let missionaries and visitors in alleys and courts, in attics and cellars, which seem like nests of blasphemy and impurity, take heart. Old promises bring new courage. We will focus on the first 9 verses and touch on the rest. You are taking hold of what I promised. 2. 2. Here dwells an unfortunate woman. If you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, then He has come to make His home in you; that means His presence is as near as you – all the time. Sermons and Bible Studies. The mission of Israel is not one of mercy, but of judgment. From the wilderness [the south] and this Lebanon [the north] as far as the great river, the river Euphrates [the east]…to the Great Sea toward the going down of the Sun [the west] shall be your territory. Joshua 1:1-9: God's Revealed Wilt the Only Safe Rule for All Individual Guidance: R. Shittler. Joshua 1:1-9. We have a place of retreat, of refreshment and of renewal for the day-to-day spiritual battles against the world, our flesh and the devil. He is God in earth, as well as in heaven; tell Him all about it. Moses is dead because he disobeyed God. Have not I commanded thee? Consider the fitness of the Bible to be a general textbook. First, I had the promise of safety in the equipment. Right? 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"! Since Kim’s cancer, we have had a family membership at the Y. The rules framed for the guidance of the Israelites evince consummate wisdom. not because of their power, but because of His power. Jesus is God’s man to cause His people to attain rest. IV. Standing with him. The context was the conquering of the nations in the land. And this promise is designed to give you courage to live. I’ll unlock other interpretative keys to Joshua as we get there. Are circumstances and relationships out of your control? It is not for the faint-hearted. Thank You Father in Jesus name I … The reward of obedience. If you can focus on preaching in those kinds of situations, you can preach anywhere and not worry about distractions! The commands to be strong and courageous are, As we will see in later sermons, taking hold of the promise was no cake-walk. Life can be full of challenges, sorrows, and tough decisions. As the book of Joshua unfolds, God guides them by His word. 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. This is an “old” promise to us. He who will follow Christ must "be courageous," must be prepared to act in the teeth of worldly wisdom, to forego "good openings," to refuse to give dishonest measure, though his gains be thereby slow in accumulating. Date written: January 4th, 2004. They are there for those who are striving after God obeying what He has written in His word. In Christ, our wandering ends. 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. BEING TOO FRIENDLY WITH THE ENEMY. It is run through several safety systems oftentimes (definitely at the Y) terminating with a person who is on “belay.”. GOD SHARES THE PLAN - Vs. 2b. Oh! Thus Joshua, and by extension ourselves, are truly in the position to go for it! Joshua 1:9. Those nations had their own gods and their own ways of living. Christ is our destination and He is our starting point. The work of Rahab, in bringing in others, is similar to that of every saved soul. Parts: A. Comments and Observations. About Me. Be strong and courageous. We will focus on the first 9 verses and touch on the rest. … Now, mark two or three things arising out of this fact that "He is God in heaven above." Ye shall pass before your brethren armed. Just like Joshua didn’t need to worry about warfare and instead concerning himself with his own resolve and boldness, we needn’t concern ourselves about worldly things and instead give ourselves to those things that multiply our heavenly rewards: holiness, evangelism, service, giving, fellowship. She was not selfishly absorbed in looking after her own welfare, content if she herself escaped; but, with true affection, arranged for the rescue of her relatives. Be strong and courageous. Shortly after being saved, Pat and I began working with children in children's church. If you can focus on preaching in those kinds of situations, you can preach anywhere and not worry about distractions! 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. Second, I had the presence of the belay man (who, was on top of it; in fact he was a little annoying at times because he was trying to coach me up the wall). Joshua 1:1-9: God's Strength Made Perfect in Human Weakness: F. B. Meyer, B. I. v. 1-9 GOD’S COMMAND A. v. 1-4 A Call To Claim The Land– In these verses, Joshua is reminded that the Lord has already given the land of Canaan to the children of Israel. [Point Statement: In order to overcome our fears and have courage to obey the Lord we need the precepts of God. Only be strong and very courageous to be careful to do all the Law Moses my servant commanded you, Do not turn aside from it [to] the right or left…. AFTER A LOSS . Paul says it this way: He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things? Joshua was in need of strength and courage. Joshua 1:1–9 February 20, 2005 SERMON NOTES A. Joshua 1. his background a. Num 13:16, his names: b. Exodus 17:9, his first task: c. Exodus 20:13, his is called: d. Exodus 33:7, 11, he stayed by the: e. Numbers 14:6-10, he with Caleb was: 2. his new situation a. Moses, who was the greatest prophet to be found in all the Old In Joshua 1:13, Joshua reminds the tribes who would live on the east of the Jordan what they were after: Remember the word that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, ‘The Lord your God is providing you a place of rest and will give you this land.’. Surely such a glorious reward, such a monument of everlasting renown, is worth labouring for, worth living for, worth dying for. What is it to us? ANOTHER EXEMPLARY FEATURE IN THE ACT OF RAHAB'S FAITH IS ITS GREAT SIMPLICITY. In verse 5, the Lord tells him no man will be able to stand against him and succeed. We see the necessity of the frequent injunction, "Be strong, very courageous." 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. This is Joshua speaking to the people: …and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you. If he as the leader is not having the law as a central and visible part of his life, then how can it be true for those he leads? Regard prosperity as a promised result. You want to know some of the extent and depth of God’s holiness? 2. The rapturous strains of the Messianic prophets, the simple and sublime gospel narratives, the epistles - those commentaries on the preparatory dispensation and on Christian doctrine - do not all these "testify" of the Saviour? How intense should be the eagerness with which we meditate on the whole Bible. There is sufficient in her conduct to manifest a heart truly sincere and anxiously solicitous for the welfare of God's people, willing to risk her own life to save theirs. Faith always finds, or rather God always gives to faith, an opportunity for its manifestation. Joshua was God’s man to cause His people to attain rest. When you read Joshua 1 you must read it in its emotional context. VI. GOD SHARES THE PROBLEM - Vss. These ordinances they will observe, those they will neglect. "If a man love me, he will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him." A talking faith may delight the hearers with glowing descriptions of supposed experiences and imaginary prospects. The precepts of God lived out by the people of God in the power of the presence of God. Why can we be resolute and bold, strong and courageous? We cannot, and do not, defend the deliberate falsehood by which she misled her fellow citizens in search of the spies; but we must remember that her whole training from childhood had been in lies, and that this was a sudden emergency. FINDING THE COURAGE TO BE FAITHFUL. God told Joshua not to vary from the law. 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. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. The text contains the repetition of a formula of faith and encouragement that would play an important role in Joshua’s service as the new leader of the nation of Israel. God instructs Joshua that the law must be taught, spoken of, memorized and recited. But many persons are for drawing distinctions, for keeping greater and violating lesser commandments. This is important since the larger context is God keeping His promises to Abraham and the people. For we don’t have a lot of teaching on it in the NT: look at the myriad laws in Leviticus or the stories of Uzzah and Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu. And for these reasons, we can have courage. In the absence of wise organisation, the modest man will be ignored or crushed. She was no well-instructed saint, walking under the light of God's countenance, but a great sinner groping after Him. The temptation will be to see the beauty, success and joy of those nations and forsake God and His word them. Nor will that faithfulness and mercy fail to save any, even the most unworthy, who has entered into the covenant of grace. Provision was made for a public rehearsal of the law every seven years, at the Feast of Tabernacles (Deuteronomy 31:10), and it was the duty of a king on ascending the throne to write out a copy of the law (Deuteronomy 18:18). The Spirit truly showed Him to them but from a distance. 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… for then you will cause prosperity on your way and then you will cause success. II. New Testament Sermons Old Testament Sermons Sermon Series Audio Sermons Sermon Links ... Joshua 9:1-27. Faith accepts the warnings of the Word of God as true, and leads men to flee from the wrath to come. 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. For the moment insolence will vanquish genius, simply because genius disdains the rude weapons which insolence adopts, and cares not to fight where even victory would be disgrace. He that believes with the heart confesses with the mouth. He says it in two ways: This is precisely what He told Moses, “just as I promised to Moses.” What Joshua is leading them into is precisely what the fathers of old were told they would inherit. Disorder is weakness; disorder is waste! Do you understand the connection between the rich promises of God being real to you and your obedience to His revealed word? The way this verse begins in Hebrew clearly indicates a continuation of Deut. Beloved, do you see that the presence of Christ’s Spirit in us guarantees that we will have all the victory of Christ? Earnest Workers will cross it, manfully trusting in God, and these are the only successful workers. 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. Vain are man's promises of help except God approve the pledge. He who consults Omniscience is helped by Omnipotence. In June of 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower had an important decision to make. “On The Move For The Glory Of God” (Joshua 1:1-9 Sermon) Posted on 2020/11/16 by Shawn Thomas. 31 and God Himself told Joshua while Moses was still alive, “I will be with you.”. We must be resolved and bold in our pursuit of the fruit of the Spirit. It opens with God’s speech to Joshua concerning the conquest of the Promised Land. Obedience is to extend to the smallest matters. IV. Knowing that he was taking hold of what God promised was essential but incomplete. So we keep in mind the authors were talking to their people in their time for their purposes. But it fell not, but stood unscathed amid the overthrow, a monument of Divine faithfulness and mercy. Can we know the promise of God so that we might be encouraged to press ahead into them? God is giving the land to the people just as He’s promised. No: the Lord’s presence by His Spirit will, though. Then, you will be able to find rest in Him rather than the upheaval and chaos that comes with being overcommitted to work, to school, to physical fitness or whatever else will perish with us in the grave. As a king? Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: Read verse in New International Version III. David Holwick ZE First Baptist Church Ledgewood, New Jersey August 30, 1998 Joshua 1:1-9 A LEADER FOR OUR TIMES ===== I. We must face the fact that our sins carry consequences that must play out completely, Gal. God works out His purposes by human instrumentalities — men, organised into Churches, in their collective or individual capacity, work, and God crowns with success. Thou art this "scarlet line," dyed with the blood of propitiating mercy. "No good thing shall fail of all that he has promised concerning us." Joshua 1:1-9 Be Courageous Introduction: I greet you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Joshua 1:9. Rest from the fear of God’s condemnation for our sins. THAT ALL THESE PROMISES DO NOT PRECLUDE THE USE OF PROPER MEANS. 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. Even so the sinner who believes in Jesus is not only saved from wrath to come, but is received into the Church, the house of the living God, there to be instructed more fully in the ways of God; there to learn all the lessons that the grace of God can teach; to deny ungodliness and worldly lust; to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Consider THE OPPORTUNITY of her faith. I walk past that wall a couple of times a week and I usually think that one day I’ll need to give it a try. The Lord spoke these words to His captain, Joshua. Be strong and courageous. Moreover, Israel is coming to Jericho for the purpose of executing the Divine vengeance on the very evils of which she is guilty. 1. And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Browse Sermons on Joshua 1:9. But Rahab was not only rescued from the judgment of Jericho, she was also received into the number of God's people. It contains all truth needful to make us "wise unto salvation," and contains it in a compact form, so portable that each may have a Mentor always at his side. “Forsake” means to “abandon” or to “desert.” In other words, nothing Joshua can do or fail to do will cause God to pull away and abandon Him. “Among the apostles, the one absolutely stunning success was Judas, and the one thoroughly groveling failure was Peter. I often tell folks that I learned to preach in children's church and nursing homes. They wandered in the Sinai desert for 40 years until all the disobedient generation died. The rules are either for your safety or to give you instruction on how to succeed. 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. To tell Joshua to stay true to the Lord and His word was for a wonderful reason: It is interesting, isn’t it? She belonged to a class than whom there are none more hardened, inaccessible, and hopeless. After the people rebelled with the golden calf and Moses is pleading with Lord not to abandon them, God says this: My presence will go with you and I will give you rest. An order like this could not have been a mere mockery, an order which Joshua was unable to obey. "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God." 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