Archive for March 12th, 2016

Week 11: Joshua the Overcomer

The book of Joshua begins the part of the Old Testament referred to as the Historical Books (Joshua – Esther).

It tells the account of the 12 tribes of Israel moving into the Promised Land.

It should depict for us today, not an edict to go in to foreign territories and occupy them, but rather, an example of how God will work victory in our lives by conquering bad habits, poor decisions, selfishness and other flaws that need overcoming.

Anytime you read of the ruthlessness of the Israelites towards their enemies, translate that to our own personal lives. What in my life do I need to deal ruthlessly with? What sin needs an absolute slaughtering in my life? Do we want to coexist with bad habits, or totally eradicate them?

If you answer the latter, the book of Joshua gives us many principles God will use in making us overcomers of the corruption in our own lives.

Click on the picture below to see this week’s 3-page overview of the first historical book…Joshua:

Joshua and the Israelites marching around the walls of Jericho

Joshua and the Israelites marching around the walls of Jericho