From 2012, still appropriate, I think.
Joshua was a warrior. He spent many years with Moses, serving first as his aide de camp and eventually named by God as Moses’ successor.
Although serving in several roles, Joshua was primarily a soldier. And more than a soldier; a warrior.
During their days in the desert in what today is Jordan, Joshua was training men for the battle ahead. He had to hand-pick the best, teach them how to fight and how to use their weapons. He was well aware that as soon as Israel crossed the Jordan River, they would be in enemy territory.
“About forty thousand armed for battle crossed over before the Lord to the plains of Jericho for war.” (Joshua 4:13 NIV) Joshua’s first major target was to be Jericho, a fiercely guarded walled city.
“Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with…
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