Book / 5 / 474 chapter - 1
The scene is Moses the man of God is no more. Israel has still not entered the promised land. At such a time, God Himself speaks to Joshua, and three times gives the clear command, “Be strong and of good courage” (Joshua 1:6, 7, 9).
How is Joshua to do this?
Where is he to find strength and courage?
The key is, if God tells you to do something, He will also tell you how it's to be done.
God's Word is spiritual "seed" which has the potential to germinate into whatever you need in your life. The key to planting that seed in your heart is meditation.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8).
Meditation is not hurriedly reading through some portions of the bible in the morning, but to be captivated by it and build our life on the truths found in the Bible.
Our spare thoughts, our idle thoughts should go there. God’s words of instruction are to saturate our life, give us direction, shape his mind, form our patterns, fuel our affections, and inspire our actions.
Every place that the sole of my feet treads upon, the Lord has given me.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from my mouth, but I shall meditate in it day and night, that I may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then I will make my way prosperous, and then I will have good success.
And to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh Joshua spoke, saying, “Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, ‘The Lord your God is giving you rest and is giving you this land.’ Your wives, your little ones, and your livestock shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side of the Jordan. But you shall pass before your brethren armed, all your mighty men of valor, and help them, until the Lord has given your brethren rest, as He gave you, and they also have taken possession of the land which the Lord your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and enjoy it, which Moses the Lord’s servant gave you on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrise.” (Joshua 1:12-15)
The Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh had already received their inheritance on this side of the Jordan. Moses the servant of the LORD warned them that they were not to settle down with their blessing but cross over to the other side of the Jordan armed to help the others who had not received their inheritance.
Many times when we have received the blessing, our miracle, we get busy with enjoying our miracle and blessing that we don't have time to pray or think about the others who have still not received theirs.
We need to help them receive theirs also. In doing this the LORD will bless us.