After the death of Moses, God called upon Joshua to take over the Leadership of the people of Israel. It was Joshua that took them across river Jordan to the Promised Land (Canaan) God’s instruction to Joshua was for him to go over Jordan and also select men among the Israelites that would be with him only for him to be very courageous and fear not.
God showed himself to Joshua as the commander of the army of Israel. Joshua conquered many areas of the Promised Land. When Moses was about to die, He appointed Joshua who would succeed him, no problem with Leadership they had already known their leader before the death of Moses. God promised to give him all the lands the sole of his foot shall tread, also that no man will be able to stand before him all the days of his life, God also promised to be with him as He was with Moses.
SIGNIFICANCE OF JOSHUA’S RESPONSE TO GOD’S CALL
- God is not limited by circumstances even when He has made a promise.
- God wants us to trust Him for the accomplishment of any assignment He has given us.
- God wants us to always respond positively to His calls because He alone who has called us can help us.
- God was not through with the Israelites even after the death of Moses.
- With courage and faith in God, Joshua severed the people successfully by leading them to conquer the promise Land.
- Joshua imported the qualities of courage and faith in God when he advised his people to be faithful and loyal to God in a covenant renewal ceremony.
- Narrate the story of the call of Joshua to service.
- Mention two significances of Joshua’s response to God’s call.