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.
MockingBird's Joshua Chapter 1 comment about verse 9 on 4/07/2014, 5:40am...
To be dismayed is to have seen or been through a thing that has so disheartened you that you do not want to go near that again or even have to go through that thing again if your confronted with it again. The Lord says to be strong and courageous for He is with you withersoever you go. He is there to help you along. Believe and Trust Him to get you through.We do not have to fear.That does not mean that if your facing a sin and you yield to it that will ok it.
SHELTON's Joshua Chapter 1 comment on 3/26/2014, 8:51am...
This word really touches my life knowing that whatever and no matter what i go through God would surely get me going by His grace am gonna go through untouched for He will be with me all through. amen
Jana E.'s Joshua Chapter 1 comment about verse 9 on 3/22/2014, 12:46pm...
these words are very precious for my new life with all its weaknesses meaning because Jesus Christ was crucified shed His Blood for me and my old life has risen and lives
John's Joshua Chapter 1 comment on 2/25/2014, 8:34am...
This a constant reminder that we should never despair We should trust in His word God will never leave us He does not make promises he doesn t keep The Holy Spirit fills my heart as I think of His love and greatest gift His Hon Jesus Who amongst us could make that sacrifice Who would Praise the Lord
Blessed's Joshua Chapter 1 comment about verse 8 on 2/20/2014, 6:19am...
THE WORD OF GOD CAME TO US in living form Jesus CHRIST EMMANUEL GOD with us The children of Isreal we re given the commandments to keep The children of Isreal had an obedience problem GODS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER whenever the children of Is real went astray GOD S mercy abound and the word of GOD would lift up a standard
MockingBird's Joshua Chapter 1 comment about verse 8 on 2/20/2014, 5:48am...
We are thinking about something every day and it might as well be the Word of God That is where my way will be prosperous and I will have good success When I get the word in my heart it reaches my mind and it manifests through my body Adeponle Benard s comment is good one I like Jesus being my DR Amen
Jamari Smith's Joshua Chapter 1 comment on 1/26/2014, 9:01am...
My name is jamari I didn't go to church because I spend a night with my grandma so my mama said no so I decide to have church on my computer today is a church day not a hip hop day
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