• 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

  • 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

  • The Need for a Comforter Devotional

    Joshua 1

    Is there some situation in your life that has you afraid, or has your heart gone out of it all and made you discouraged? Read Joshua 1 and John 14, and ask God to both console and restore you “with strength”—the strength of the Divine Comforter, our gift from Jesus. View Resource

  • Meditating Day and Night Devotional

    Joshua 1:8

    We meditate on Scripture not simply to fill our minds with knowledge, but to prepare ourselves to act rightly even when the text is not before us. A.W. Pink notes in his Gleanings from Joshua: Joshua’s “mind was to be exercised upon God’s Word with a specific purpose and practical end: not simply to rest in contemplation, but in order to be regulated by its precepts, through a serious inculcating of them upon his heart.” This should be our goal. View Resource