“Be very brave and strong as you carefully obey all of the Instruction that Moses my servant commanded you. Don’t deviate even a bit from it, either to the right or left. Then you will have success wherever you go.8 Never stop speaking about this Instruction scroll. Recite it day and night so you can carefully obey everything written in it. Then you will accomplish your objectives and you will succeed. (Joshua 1:7-8 CEB)
And we take another jump, from the golden calf to Joshua. The Hebrews have wandered through the desert. Moses has died. He saw the Promised Land from afar but never set foot in it. He has handed things to young Joshua and they are about to enter the land of Canaan.
I read this today with an uh-oh because I know that war is coming. Moses and the Hebrews escaped from Egypt without committing a single act of violence. YHWH did it for them. Now, they will have to fight. They are promised victory, but what will it cost them? Or will it galvanize them?
Day 23: Joshua 1:1-18
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