Welcome to the first week of Joshua, this incredible book is the turning point of the Old Testament. A turning point is that point in a movie when everything comes to a climax and you lean in. The characters are ready, the scene is set, you know the plan, you know the enemy and now for the big fight scene. From this point, we can either go backward down the hill or we can push through, win this victory and enter the new day.Read More
The book of Joshua is an incredibly fascinating book, full of prophetic undertones, leadership advice, and epic historical narrative. It serves the bridge between the Pentateuch and the rest of the biblical corpus known by Jewish communities as the Tanak (Torah - Instruction), Nebiim (Prophets), and, Ketibim (Writings), or for Christians; the Old Testament.Read More
For the Dives for Joshua, I wanted to change things up a bit. In the Dives I am going to show you quick grabs of wisdom that jumped out at me as I studied the book. Joshua has so much in it that I didn't want to limit our study to one topic, so here are my first seven grabs of wisdom as you read this book.
To frame this Deep Dive, a brief survey of the pivotal events that have occurred between God, and the people of Israel is in order. At the forefront of those events stand the Abrahamic Covenant, arguably the most prominent covenant made by God to humanity.Read More