What type of Jesus Christ can be found in the book of Joshua? Find out with guest Amir Tsarfati and hosts Tim Moore and Nathan Jones on television’s “Christ in Prophecy”!
The challenge that lay before Joshua was daunting. Following in the footsteps of a mighty man of God who led the nation for about 40 years. That is a long tenure—long enough for most Israelites to wonder if anyone could serve in Moses’ role.
Joshua had already demonstrated his trust in the LORD. He and Caleb were the only 2 spies who were eager to press forward and seize the Promised Land. Heeding the fearful warning of the faithless 10 spies, the children of Israel rebelled once again against the LORD and were banished from entering the Land.
As a much older man, Joshua led the nation into Canaan and to many victories. He was not perfect, as the battle of Ai and the episode with the Gibeonites demonstrate. But Joshua was a man of consistent dedication and faith.
The challenge he offered to the Israelites when he reviewed God’s providence in their national history bears testimony to Joshua’s secret to godly leadership: he chose wisely.