Joshua is a remarkable, heroic Old Testament Bible character worthy of our admiration. He did what Moses could not do; lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land which God gave to them.
Joshua had a servant’s heart. He was an assistant to Moses since his youth, serving him in Egypt, during the desert wandering and leading men into battle. He never married or had children, dedicating his life to serving God.
“Israel served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua…” Joshua 24:31
The book of Joshua opens with the death of Moses, and concludes with the death of Joshua. In between we find a person worthy of our study. For Christians, there’s a host of parallels between Joshua leading the children of Israel and Jesus leading the body of believers in Him to our promised inheritance. For starters, the name Joshua means Jehovah is salvation, and the equivalent name in Greek is Jesus. Taking the name one step further, we read in Joshua 1:1 that Joshua is the son of Nun. The word “Nun” means eternal or perpetual, no doubt underscoring him as a type of Christ.
Join me as I journey through the book of Joshua.