E100: 023 | Trust God First

"Today’s reading is about Joshua who followed on as leader of the Israelites after Moses died. God had been preparing Joshua for the great challenge he faced. Joshua had witnessed Moses leading the Israelites, and had seen from Moses how to develop a real, personal relationship with God. God promised to give Joshua land, success and a leadership platform like he gave Moses. Best of all, God promised to be with Joshua. In return, God asked only one thing: obedience." (New Zealand's Rhema Radio)

Read Joshua 1:1-18 | (ESV)

After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses' aide: "Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. (Joshua 1:1-18)
God's plan, his promise to the Israelites, is not dependent on specific people. It is not dependent even on great leaders like Joseph, Moses, or now Joshua. People come and go but the plan is eternal and God is moving it forward leader by leader, person by person, step by step through history.

In the great events we have been reading about it is clear that God is at work not people. Only God the creator of everything could part the Red Sea. God makes it clear to all who wittiness the events and hear about them later that he is in control and he has a plan.

This is a reminder to me to put my trust in God first because he knows both the beginning and the end.

I am working through the E100 Bible Reading Challenge again. You can learn more about my journey and read the other posts completed so far at this link. I encourage you to stop back soon to read another passage.

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