Series: Joshua: Living Your Inheritance
Title: "Your Past Matters" - Part One
"You yourselves have seen everything the
LORD your God has done to all these
nations for your sake; it was the LORD
your God who fought for you." Joshua 23:3
The book of Joshua opens with Joshua being commissioned to replace Moses as leader of the nation of Israel. It serves as a key transition from the previous five books of Moses, documenting the events that prepared the Hebrew people to enter the land God had set apart for them to their actual conquering and occupation of the land. This week, Charles Price begins a new series on Joshua, a man who learned the secret of victory through past experience of God and intimacy with God.
More than 50 times in the book of Joshua God speaks of the land of Canaan as being an inheritance. The whole world belongs to God, but it is here He reclaims a portion from hedonistic powers. The Israelites were to enter into their inheritance, but seven pagan nations had taken possession of the land. This is not simply about a piece of real estate. God had called the nation of Israel to Himself and had chosen a place where they were to live. Through their seed would come the promised Messiah, but they had to be in the right place to serve God's purpose. As Moses' successor, the onus was on Joshua.
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