Preparation for Conquest

“Over the next six years the Israelites will conquer the land and begin to occupy it.  However, it will take many more years for the tribes to assume full control, and even then many of the local inhabitants will never be driven out.

Preparations for the conquest include not only the formulation of military strategy but also rededication to God and the holy purposes for which battles will soon be fought.

In the midst of all the activity, is the fascinating account of a woman in Canaan whose faith in the God of the Israelites leads her to play a key role in the initial invasion.

God has chosen a righteous and courageous leader for his people.  Joshua is in almost every respect a forerunner of One who will one day come to lead all true believers into an even greater promised land.  That ultimate spiritual Leader will even bear the Greek name which is equivalent to the Hebrew name Joshua (meaning ‘God is salvation’).  As Joshua is a savior of the nation, this Messiah will be the Savior of the world.”

Read: Joshua chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.