Joshua Chapter 1
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7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.
14 Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them;
15 Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD'S servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising.
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Matthew Henry's Joshua Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
Here is the history of Israel's passing into the land of Canaan, conquering and dividing it, under the command of Joshua, and their history until his death. The power and truth of God in fulfilling his promises to Israel, and in executing his justly threatened vengeance on the Canaanites, are wonderfully displayed. This should teach us to regard the tremendous curses denounced in the word of God against impenitent sinners, and to seek refuge in Christ Jesus.The Lord appoints Joshua to succeed Moses. (1-4) God promises to assist Joshua. (5-9) Preparation to pass over Jordan. (10-15) The people promise to obey Joshua. (16-18)1-4 Joshua had attended upon Moses. He who was called to honour, had been long used to business. Our Lord Jesus took upon him the form of a servant. Joshua was trained up under command. Those are fittest to rule, who have learned to obey. The removal of useful men should quicken survivors to be the more diligent in doing good. Arise, go over Jordan. At this place and at this time the banks were overflowed. Joshua had no bridge or boats, and yet he must believe that God, having ordered the people over, would open a way.
5-9 Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. Whatever affairs of this world we have to mind, we must not neglect the one thing needful. All his orders to the people, and his judgments, must be according to the law of God. Joshua must himself be under command; no man's dignity or dominion sets him above the law of God. He is to encourage himself with the promise and presence of God. Let not the sense of thine own infirmities dishearten thee; God is all-sufficient. I have commanded, called, and commissioned thee to do it, and will be sure to bear thee out in it. When we are in the way of duty, we have reason to be strong and very bold. Our Lord Jesus, as Joshua here, was borne up under his sufferings by a regard to the will of God, and the commandment from his Father.
10-15 Joshua says to the people, Ye shall pass over Jordan, and shall possess the land; because God had said so to him. We honour the truth of God, when we stagger not at the promise of God. The two tribes and a half were to go over Jordan with their brethren. When God, by his providence, has given us rest, we ought to consider what service we may do to our brethren.
16-18 The people of Israel engage to obey Joshua; All that thou commandest us to do we will readily do, without murmuring or disputing, and whithersoever thou sendest us we will go. The best we can ask of God for our magistrates, is, that they may have the presence of God; that will make them blessings to us, so that in seeking this for them, we consult our own interest. May we be enabled to enlist under the banner of the Captain of our salvation, to be obedient to his commands, and to fight the good fight of faith, with all that trust in and love his name, against all who oppose his authority; for whoever refuses to obey him must be destroyed.
Sithembile mamba's Joshua Chapter 1 comment about verse 8 on 5/12/2013, 3:39pm...
Oh Lord help me to meditate on your word and forget about myself and learn to appreciate u more oh help me lord.
Jan's Joshua Chapter 1 comment about verse 8 on 4/24/2013, 2:18am...
The Word of the Lord is a lamp on your feet and a light unto your path.When the Word of the Lord is in your mouth(speak) you procliam light over darkness, your mind is constanly renew and your tribulations are common. Your ways becomes a revelation and walk in the full understanding of who God is for you.
Adeponle Benard's Joshua Chapter 1 comment about verse 8 on 3/06/2013, 2:49am...
The book of law, which is the word of God is a medicine prescribed by Doctor Jesus, with a full dosage (day and night) for all His patients so that they can be healed (prosperous and enjoy good success).
Japhet mwangi nyamu's Joshua Chapter 1 comment on 2/20/2013, 5:14am...
l believe Joshua was among the first spies sent by Moses and brought a good report, before they could enter Canaan after leaving Egypt. And now having been watching a whole generation perish in the desert, and another raised to accomplish what first one couldn’t. He was an obedient learner who regretted why they couldn’t have obeyed in first place. He therefore summed up that he and his house shall serve the Lord.
Daniel mwesigye's Joshua Chapter 1 comment on 2/05/2013, 8:45am...
I believe that Joshua was a good servant of God to be trusted to replace the great servant of God Moses.
Vincent Grigsby's Joshua Chapter 1 comment on 2/03/2013, 12:40pm...
I love reading the Bible, I lost my mother in November, and I was bad. People of GOD so prayed then really made it. Now I know I was blessed to have her as long as I did. Please pray for me I am still hurt, but not bad. I don't if I will ever see her again.
Shinelunato.pineda's Joshua Chapter 1 comment about verse 9 on 1/15/2013, 8:15am...
I want to share the word of God from King James Bible on my Facebook account. Thanks.
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