Day 8


from the This Is the Old Testament reading plan

Joshua 1:1-18, Matthew 28:16-20, Hebrews 13:5-6

BY She Reads Truth

This Is the Old Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. This week, we move from the Pentateuch into the second section of the Old Testament, the Historical Books.

What Is Joshua? The book of Joshua records God’s fulfillment of the renewed covenant in Deuteronomy and describes Israel’s entry into the promised land under Joshua’s guidance.

How Joshua Fits Into the Story: Joshua narrates Israel’s journey to the promised land, where the nation received its promised inheritance. Miraculous events, such as the crossing of the Jordan River, marked the Israelites’ journey. God gave Israel victories, but each victory required a step of faith. God’s holiness and provision are evident throughout this book, reminding future generations of His covenant faithfulness to His people. 

Reflection Questions: 
1. In light of Joshua 1, how does the promise of God’s presence change how you live?
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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76 thoughts on "Joshua"

  1. Sheridan Covington says:

    Praying now. ❤️

  2. Sheridan Covington says:

    1. I know that God will go with me wherever I go. I struggle with anxiety and I often let my worries get ahead of me. But I have seen God work in my life when I have been terrified and anxious; He always brings me through it each time. ❤️
    2. Even someone like me, who struggles with worry, can still be used by God. When I am weak, He is strong!

  3. free indeed says:

    Please say a special prayer for my grandma Lillian. She is in a lot of pain right now. She is going in for another surgery tomorrow. Please pray for peace for her mind tonight, strength for her body and spirit, relief from pain, wisdom and skill for her surgeons, and strength for my Grandpa Roger as he stays strong for her.

  4. Kari Ruff-Rivera says:

    This is so good ❤️❤️ So true!!

  5. Christine Weeks says:

    The podcast for this week was wonderful. I wish I could read the Bible quickly.

  6. Jane K says:

    So many of us women worry. It changes nothing; it stills our peace and sanity and causes us health issues. So I have to ask myself, why do so many of us suffer from endless worry? I think the answer is Satan and his lies. He knows if he can make us worry, it will still our joy and maybe even keep some from the gift of salvation. I agree with you, Lauran; it can be a vicious circle of giving it to the Lord and taking it back. I haven’t been one to rebuke satan often or ask God to rebuke him and keep me from his attacks, but maybe I would gain victory over this sin of worry if I did. One thing I have done that has been successful is to remind myself of all the times God has seen me through, answered my prayers, and shown favor over me. God does not tell us this world will be free from trials, but He will never leave us or forsake us! Sorry for rambling on today. I need to remind myself of His truths.

  7. Tricia Cavanaugh says:

    Anna Chviedar, thank you for sharing. Keeping you and those in Belarus in prayer right now.

  8. Tricia Cavanaugh says:

    This song came to mind when I finished reading today’s lesson. No reason to fear because the cross is before us and the world is behind us.

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