VERSE BY VERSE STUDY THROUGH Judges
Joshua is the first book of the Bible to be named after a person. The first mention of Joshua is seen in Exodus as the children of Israel were being attacked by the Amalekites. Moses commissioned Joshua to lead the army of God against the enemy. Joshua, at that time, was a young man; he was Moses’ minister, or private servant. He went with Moses up to the mount, when Moses received the law from the LORD. He was with Moses when the power of God was distributed among the seventy elders to help Moses in the governing of the people. When reports came that a couple of fellows were prophesying out in the camp, it was Joshua who said, “Moses, shall I go and stop them?” Joshua is now the one that the LORD has chosen to lead the children of Israel into the promised land. And in the book of Joshua we get some beautiful scriptural typology. Paul, speaking of the experiences of Israel, their history of being delivered from Egypt, going through the wilderness, coming into the promised land, said, “These things all happened to them as examples for us.” That is, theirs is a typical history, so that the bondage of Egypt is equivalent to our bondage in sin. Their passing through the Red sea is equivalent to water baptism. A new relationship with God, a new life. Their wilderness experiences are typical of our early experiences in seeking to follow the LORD. “That rock in the wilderness, from which the water of life flowed, was Jesus Christ,” Paul said. We have so many great lessons for us to learn as we study the book of Judges.
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