Joshua 10-12 Starts here: Consistent Obedience
Over and over God reminded Joshua to not be afraid but be strong and courageous for He would be with him. When we believe God and obey God we will be victorious over our three enemies: the world, the flesh, and the devil. To do that we must be in the Word and obey the Word just as Joshua did. That is one truth we should glean from these chapters.
What enemy am I/are you facing today? Will I/you be successful? The challenge is before each of us. We can be victorious when we hide God’s word in our heart just as the Psalmist said: “Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.” [Ps 119:11]
The first verse I ever learned was this: “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” [Ps 119:105] I don’t think I ever realized how precious those words are! The word illumines my path through the valley where the enemy lays waiting seeking whom he can devour. [1Pet. 5:8] However, this is a truth we can claim; God’s light stays illumined just as it did for Joshua. Maybe I/we need to pray these words when I am/we are fearful of the enemy! “O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon.”[Josh. 10:12]