• Joshua Devotional

    Joshua 1:1–9

    Many people have suggested that the figure Joshua meets in chapter 5 was a pre-incarnate manifestation of the Son of God. Whether or not that is the case, the important point to note is that we are to be courageous for godliness and that such courage comes as we place ourselves on the Lord’s “side” against evil. We can do that by faith as we study His Word and ask for His help so that we would love what He loves and hate what He hates. View Resource

  • Dividing the Land Devotional

    Joshua 20

    Theonomists want to establish the penalties of the Mosaic law in society today, but this position is ultimately not tenable because unlike the old covenant, the new covenant community is not a geopolitical entity. That does not mean, however, that lawmakers should not consider the Mosaic code at all when writing legislation. In fact, society as a whole would benefit if the principles in the Law (what we call today “natural law”) were applied more often. View Resource

  • Facing the Alliance Devotional

    Joshua 10

    When we call people to faith in Christ we are not offering them a choice that can be made with impunity. God commands all people everywhere to bow to His Son, and those who will not bow today will most certainly bow in the age to come. Let us strive to remind people of the dreadful consequences that await all those who will not submit to Jesus and let us endeavor each day to “kiss the Son, lest He become angry” (Ps. 2:12). View Resource

  • The Seriousness of Sin Devotional

    Joshua 7

    By our obedience to God’s commands we can by no means earn our place in His kingdom. Nevertheless, that does not mean that our faithfulness to His law is unimportant. As those converted by His Spirit through the preaching of His Word, we have been given a love for His stipulations, which are a guide for pleasing Him and finding success in His eyes. Do you know the commands of God well enough to be able to follow them? View Resource

  • The Fall of Jericho Devotional

    Joshua 6

    Joshua and the Israelites were commanded to destroy the inhabitants of Canaan because of the spiritual threat they presented to God’s people (Ex. 34:11–16). Since this holy war was limited in scope and duration, the church is not allowed to take up the sword against unbelievers. Still, the spiritual threat of foreign gods remains, and thus we should be vigilant to pray for our neighbors and avoid adopting the worship of their deities. View Resource

  • Be Strong and Courageous Devotional

    Joshua 1

    Our feelings are often unreliable and in any case they cannot determine the truthfulness of God’s promised presence. Whether we sense that He is present or not, the Lord is with us to accomplish His will, and we must trust His promises in Scripture even when we do not particularly feel like it. How do your feelings influence your belief in God’s Word? Ask Him to help you be convinced of His presence even if it feels like He is absent. View Resource

  • Joshua Devotional

    Joshua 5:13–15

    Joshua, who bears the same name in Hebrew as our Lord does, met Jesus as the commander of God’s army, but is also himself a type of savior. As leader of the Israelites in victory over Canaan, Joshua typifies the one who defeated sin and death on the cross. Are you confident in the victory of Christ? Do you rejoice knowing that He has conquered and has seen fit to use you in the battle? Look to Jesus to give you courage and follow Him wherever He leads. View Resource

  • Questioning God’s Lot Devotional

    Joshua 17:14–18

    Ephraim and Manasseh find much of their land occupied by enemies. Other tribes seem to receive much more peaceful territories. So God guided the lot, and so He does in the lives of His people today. Some struggle more than others, but He has promised that all things work for good. Whether you have struggle or ease, praise Him always. View Resource

  • Claiming a Share Devotional

    Joshua 17:1-13

    Zelophehad’s daughters came boldly before Joshua because God had promised them an inheritance. How much more should we come before God to claim what has been promised to us? The Word of God encourages us to come boldly (Heb. 4:16) because we have a great and loving High Priest. Go to Him today and every day to find grace. View Resource

  • The Sons of Joseph Devotional

    Joshua 16

    Ephraim did not obey God’s command to drive the Canaanites out. That meant that idolworshiping pagans lived in their midst, and their hearts were soon led astray. We often cannot foresee the negative consequences of disobedience and unbelief in God’s Word. Strive by faith to obey the letter and the spirit of God’s law. View Resource

  • Cities of Judah’s Land Devotional

    Joshua 15:20-63

    Have you ever tried to catalog your blessings? Why not do so? Actually write down the good things God has given to you, as many as you can think of: your spouse, your children, good friends, lessons you’ve learned, great books, artistic works that move you, and more. Use your list today and in the future to thank and praise God. View Resource

  • Caleb’s Successes Devotional

    Joshua 15:13-19

    Caleb was not concerned solely with his own interests. Clearing his own land of the giants, he pressed on to retake Debir. By so doing, he helped his tribe and brought glory to God. Do you take risks for the good of others and the honor of God? Study the verses below and prayerfully consider ways you may grow in this area. View Resource

  • Judah’s Inheritance Devotional

    Joshua 15:1–12

    Judah, being a populous tribe, was given a big territory—and a big responsibility. It was stationed on the border between Israel and some of its fiercest enemies. The Bible declares that ” ‘to whom much is given, from him much will be required’ ” (Luke 12:48). Think today about what you guard. What does God require of you? View Resource

  • Faithfulness Rewarded Devotional

    Joshua 14:6-15

    Caleb was willing to dare great things for God. As such, he was an invaluable example of faith for the people of Israel. Studying the lives of great men and women of faith can and does strengthen our trust in God. Who are some examples of faith to whom you look, either Biblical or extra-Biblical? Pray today that God will help you emulate them. View Resource

  • Following the Blueprint Devotional

    Joshua 14:1-5

    As we will see, God determines which tribe inherits which mountain, field, or stream. He does the same for us, giving us those things that are for our good and His glory. Most of all, He gives us an “inheritance in Christ” (Eph. 1:11). Do you trust Him to do good by you providentially? Ask for grace to see His hand in your circumstances. View Resource