9 Have I not commanded you? A talking faith may delight the hearers with glowing descriptions of supposed experiences and imaginary prospects. Joshua 1:9-11 Have I not commanded you? The young man is held in check; the passionate man is subdued; the lethargic man is quickened; and each nature has the advantage of association with natures of a different type. Luther 1984: Siehe, ich habe dir geboten, daß du getrost und unverzagt seist. The Lord spoke these words to His captain, Joshua. God’s particular people live according to their God’s word. The same principle has its bearing upon the Church. Sermons and Bible Studies. "wonder, ye heavens, and be astonished, O earth," at this amazing condescension: that the great Eternal — Father, Son, and Holy Ghost — should give to His elect family each of the Persons, and all the perfections and attributes of self-existent Deity, as the Church's portion and inheritance. There were more cities to capture and thus more battles to fight. 3. 2. 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. IV. 1 1-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. But, why did the Lord reiterate the promises to Joshua as He told him to go? In June of 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower had an important decision to make. Rest came in the form of land and possessions. III. How intense should be the eagerness with which we meditate on the whole Bible. Can we know the promise of God so that we might be encouraged to press ahead into them? He that would do any work must cross it, and we may take it for granted the width, depth, and swiftness of the stream will be proportioned to the value of the work. The opening setting of this book is the death of God’s servant, Moses. We will focus on the first 9 verses and touch on the rest. What he had seen since leaving Egypt is too long to catalog yet: Now, Joshua, who had known for 40 years he would be the one to do this, stands in front of the Lord who is telling him, “Arise and go over…into the land that I am giving.”. 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. Capacity and genius, as well as good dispositions, are requisite for serving the public. Blessed is the man whose "delight is in the law of the Lord," so that "in it he doth meditate day and night, he shall be like a tree shall prosper" (Psalm 1:2, 3). God was taking them into a land that “flowed with milk and honey.”. But who can tell the rapture of those who have saved a soul from eternal death, and covered a multitude of sins? We want a knowledge of the Bible, not merely as words and sentences but as influential principles. When you read Joshua 1 you must read it in its emotional context. I had saved myself a thousand sorrows if I had always lived upon this principle. 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. As long as the nation followed God’s man, they had God’s victory. The precepts of God lived out by the people of God in the power of the presence of God. This recommendation stamps the Pentateuch with authority. The book of Joshua records this fulfillment and it ends on a note of completion (Joshua 23:14). 4. ... 1 John 1:9. What is He like as a prophet? The people of Israel have just defeated the city of Ai and are preparing to march deeper into Canaan as they claim the Promised Land that the Lord had given to them. Joshua 1:1-9 Be Courageous Introduction: I greet you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. They are there for those who are striving after God obeying what He has written in His word. The normal way God keeps His promises to His people is in and through their obedience to Him, their faithfulness and loyalty to Him. Had the gospel assumed a more scientific and imposing form — had its principles been more elaborate and philosophical had it required years of study to comprehend it, and thereby attached some literary reputation to the ultimate adept in it — had it been like the rabinnical lore of the Hebrews, or the mythological mysteries of the Greeks, beyond the reach of the vulgar, and a consequent badge of distinction to the initiated — had its prophet required us to do some great thing — were its peculiar privileges obtainable only by the pomp of a ritual, the costliness of sacrifice, or the toil of pilgrimage — then the evangelical Sion had never been destitute of its thousands of devotees and ten thousands of disciples; but when it appears in the guise of a system of which a child can appreciate the beauty, and which only requires the spirit of a child to learn and entertain it — when "the wayfaring man," as he runs upon his business. She was no well-instructed saint, walking under the light of God's countenance, but a great sinner groping after Him. 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. It is true: you must be resolute and firm. Preached on April 6, 2014, for Confirmation, at St. John's Ev. The shelves are lined with books that claim to be able to teach us how to make the Christian life easier for the believer and the church more acceptable to the world. And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. “If you can walk it, it belongs to you.”. IV. They remind us that God has delivered us from bondage from sin and made us his servants. He is God in earth, as well as in heaven; tell Him all about it. But oh! “Among the apostles, the one absolutely stunning success was Judas, and the one thoroughly groveling failure was Peter. A finger post may indicate the way, it can do no more. It is a fertile land with the Mediterranean on the West and the Jordan River in the east. (I’ve been on rocks that were hundreds of feet tall.) Consider THE REWARD of her faith. 1-2a. "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God." We should pray that all in offices, civil or military, may be endued with the gifts and talents necessary for the honourable discharge of their several offices. 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. I. Glancing at the pages of the word can do little good; we want to enter into and imbibe the spirit of that we read. Today our text is Joshua 1. In this verse, the Lord repeats His command to Joshua to be strong (resolute) and courageous (bold). Old promises bring new courage. They needed to conquer the indigenous people to inherit God’s promises. That word is a. On this blog you will find some of my sermons and lessons and perhaps find a deeper understanding and love for our Lord. To the spies Rahab said, "I know that the Lord hath given you the land," &c. She does not say, "I think," "I suppose," "I fear," but "I know." If you can focus on preaching in those kinds of situations, you can preach anywhere and not worry about distractions! You want to know some of the extent and depth of God’s holiness? Joshua and the people were to enter the Promised Land. She belonged to a class than whom there are none more hardened, inaccessible, and hopeless. 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. But just as idle is the theory that the sacrament is salvation, instead of the sign of the Saviour; as inaccurate is the impression that faith itself saves, and not His blood and righteousness which faith appropriates. 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 "This do and thou shall live" is common both to the Old and New Testament, the difference being in the things to be done, and the spirit that is to characterise the doing thereof. 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. As in the day of Sodom's doom, the Lord delayed till righteous Lot had escaped to Zoar, saying, "I cannot do anything till thou be come thither," so now, if there is a single soul in Jericho groping after Him in the darkness of vice and heathenism, He will delay the march of His destroying hosts, to give that soul the opportunity which it requires and for which it longs. We look to Moses. Earlier I read Romans 8:32 where God promises to graciously give us all things in Christ. Sermon Bible Commentary. 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…. Because of Joshua’s presence with them. B. Because she believed, she was saved; because they believed not, they perished. Beloved, even as God had promised to give the nation the land and for that reason they could be assured it was going to happen, Joshua and the nation could not succeed and prosper in the land of promise without obeying the precepts of God. Who ever knew a child made neglectful by a well-timed promise? And the whole Bible may be considered as a law. 28, Moses warned the people. Obedience springs from faith, a hearty acceptance of the will and ways of God. Joshua 1:1-9 sets the tone for the book of Joshua. Many knotty questions would Joshua have to decide; and many are the occasions on which men err grievously through "not knowing the Scriptures." 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? Faith accepts the warnings of the Word of God as true, and leads men to flee from the wrath to come. There would be victory. Date written: January 4th, 2004. I. 1. None of this was a surprise to Joshua. Why was the Lord Jesus able to have victory? Moreover, Israel is coming to Jericho for the purpose of executing the Divine vengeance on the very evils of which she is guilty. Joshua 4:1-9 New International Version (NIV). Scripture ref: Joshua 1:1-9. 1. For the Israelites, getting to where God wanted them meant facing their challenges with the promised presence of God and doing as God directed. Have not I commanded thee? This is the second part of our year-long look at the biblical basis for our church’s vision, being: “Conformed to Christ,” “Courageous in Life,” and “Compelled to Serve.”. how readest thou?" But, while many sins characterised the Canaanites, the Holy Ghost selects one sin as emphatically that which caused their destruction. “What do you need in the face of God’s call to obey?” That’s the question our text answers. He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. Be strong and courageous. 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