It is often said that the Christian life is a journey, marked out by events and circumstances that bring with them enjoyment, sadness, success, failure, laughter and sorrow. However the Christian does not make his or her way through life alone, nor in a random fate determined progression that avoids some pitfalls but falls foul of others. Rather the Christian walks with God, he leads us to and then into His promise and His blessing. For our part we learn to walk in obedience to His Word, and in confidence that whatever we face the Victory is ours in Christ.
It is these themes we can trace through this ancient history of the people of Israel. Joshua is the first of the 12 historical books of the Old Testament. Joshua succeeded Moses as the leader who would take the people into the land God had promised them through Abraham. It has been a long journey and now for another 25 years the people must possess and fight to claim the land God has given to them.
At the heart of this short series lies this great theme that God has given His people (which include His people today) His very best. To inherit it we must walk in obedience, fight in the strength he gives and rest in the blessing of victory. As we are experiencing the journey God has taken us on as a church (Drummond/extension) these lessons aren’t only applicable individually but also corporately.