Joshua 1 illustrates a model transition in leadership. This is the way it’s done, folks.
In verses 16-18, the troops pledge their loyalty to Joshua.
In verses 12-15, Joshua reminds members of the 2 1/2 tribes that they’re committed to fighting alongside their Israelite brothers before settling in their new homeland east of the Jordan River.
In verses 10-11, Joshua gives his troops three days to prepare for the upcoming battle.
In verses 1-9, we see God repeatedly encourage Joshua to fulfill his mission.
When God is on your side, there’s nothing to stop you.
What seems to be more challenging today is figuring out whose side God is on!
- Joshua replaces Moses as leader of the Israelites
- After receiving encouragement from God, Joshua prepares the Israelite men for battle
Finally, in verses 45-50, Stephen reviews hundreds of years of history, from Joshua to David and Solomon. He finishes with a quote from Isaiah.