Lessons from Joshua
Joshua 1:8 (AMP)
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be [a]successful.
From the very beginning God tells Joshua something very interesting; his success as a leader will depend on how he interacts with the word of God. In fact God gives Joshua the recipe for success and I believe the same applies to us today. Joshua was commanded to meditate on the word day and night not just when he felt like or when he felt inspired but all the time. His meditating on the word was not based on how he was feeling, his life depended on it. After meditation he was to do according to what he had meditated on.
Not only did he do this is his personal life, we also see Joshua taking responsibility to remind the people the words of God through Moses, he helped people focus on the goal by reminding them the word. In Joshua 8 we see him building an altar at Mt Ebal and reminding the people what was written in the law. Joshua’s life and leadership were based on the word and we can see his successes.
Joshua 11:15 (AMP)
15 Just as the LORD had commanded Moses His servant, so Moses had commanded Joshua, and so Joshua did; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD had commanded Moses.
Now this want I can a testimony Joshua left nothing undone of all the Lord had commanded Moses to do. The word was his companion, it was his road map, and it was always his point of reference. When we do not devote ourselves to the word then it means that we do not want to make our ways prosperous.
The word will ignite faith in you; it will give you a vision and direct your path. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
The word is the treasure map to success and the Promised Land…… Are you reading and meditating on it?