• An Incomplete Conquest

    Joshua 12:1–13:7

    The incomplete conquest under Joshua and the need to continue trusting in God in order to possess all of Canaan can illustrate the need to persevere in faith. It was not enough for Israel to succeed under Joshua. The people ...Read More

  • Israel’s Northern Campaign

    Joshua 11

    The description of Israel’s territory in Joshua 11 does not mean that there were no Canaanites left at all while Joshua was alive. Nevertheless, the success in the northern campaign meant that the land was essentially Israel’s, that God had ...Read More

  • Israel’s Southern Campaign

    Joshua 10:16–43

    Because of complacency or neglect, some of the cities Joshua conquered would rise again to threaten the Israelites. We may not go into battle against other cities, but if we are complacent or neglectful, the world, the flesh, and the ...Read More

  • The Sun Stands Still

    Joshua 10:1–15

    God continues to fight for His people today, particularly in and through the kingship of Christ. As our king, Christ subdues us to Himself, rules and defends us, and restrains and conquers all His and our enemies (Westminster Shorter Catechism ...Read More

  • How Should We Confess Our Sins?

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  • Grace for the Gibeonites

    Joshua 9

    Some people, like the Gibeonites, join the church under false pretenses. While we should work to make sure that does not happen, it is also true that those who join the church with a false profession of faith may come ...Read More

  • Covenant Renewal on Ebal

    Joshua 8:30–35

    Matthew Henry sees in today’s passage and its covenant renewal worship service a model for our participation in worship. Given that all Israel was there, even the children, Henry says that “all that are capable of learning must come to ...Read More

  • The Israelites Conquer Ai

    Joshua 8:1–29

    Being a member of the visible covenant community does not mean that one will necessarily escape God’s curse. God will destroy His enemies, and His enemies include those who profess to follow Him and yet do not come to saving ...Read More

  • Achan’s Sin at Ai

    Joshua 7

    None of us should think that our private sins will not have an effect on others. Persistent, impenitent, serious sin can bring shame on the church and mar its holiness. This is one reason why we must be quick to ...Read More

  • The Fall of Jericho

    Joshua 6

    God has called His people into a spiritual battle, which we must fight according to God’s ways. If we follow our own strategies, we will surely fail, but the Lord will bless us when we fight according to the means ...Read More

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