Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua:

Joshua 24:31
King James Version (KJV)
“And Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the Lord, that he had done for Israel.

This verse of Scripture is really quite incredible. …Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua and the days of the elders that out lived him.  What a testimony,  Moses didn’t have this testimony.   Has anyone else? Not once did the congregation rebell or resist doing what the Lord commanded through Joshua.

Can we say that about any other leaders flock?   I don’t think so.  Is this an accurate statement?

What set Joshua apart from other leaders:

  ■  He was Moses trusted second in command
He knew how to follow, he was faithful in whatever he was asked to do.

  ■  He was Moses General in battle.  (Lord is my banner)
He won the battle as long as Moses hands were lifted to the Lord.   He  trusted   in Lord for victory.

Exodus 17:13-16
King James Version (KJV)
And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.  And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:  For he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

  ■  Recipient of Gods word through Moses.
Received and accepted the word of the Lord, as given by Moses.  Did not have personal relationship with God yet. Was worried for Moses when another received a word from the Lord.

  ■  With Moses when the ten comments were given.  (40 day fast?).
Did he fast also?

Exodus 24:12-13
King James Version (KJV)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.  And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.”

Exodus 24:16-18
King James Version (KJV)
“And the glory of the Lord abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
And the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.  And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.”

  ■  Stood with Moses and sons of Levi.  (golden calf over 2000 died).

  ■  Joshua stayed in the presence of the Lord.
Exodus 33:11
King James Version (KJV)
“And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.”

  ■  Sent to search promiced land.  One of two that gave a good report.

  ■  Chosen and annointed by the Lord to lead the people.

Numbers 27:18
King James Version (KJV)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;”

Deuteronomy 34:9
King James Version ( KJV )
“Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.”

  ■  Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun.

  ■  Led Hebrews into promised land

  ■  Only suffered one defeat in war.

His reaction to defeat was to realize there was sin in the camp.  He called the people together to do the following:

      ●  Confess

      ●  Consecrate themselves

      ●  Be sanctified

      ●  Stoned the sinner

Sounds like the sinners prayer to me.  Right up to the death of the old man.

“Joshua; left nothing undone of all that the Lord commanded Moses.”

Joshua led quite a life

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