- Word of the Lord to Egyptians
- Word of the Lord to Moses
- Word of the Lord to Abraham
- God's Purpose
- Word of the Lord -5
- Word of the Lord - 4
- Word of the Lord - 3
- Word of the Lord - 2
- Anointing of the Holy Spirit
- Word of the Lord - 1
- Divine strength
- God’s plan in the life of Joshua
- The ministries of the resurrected Jesus
- Good Friday – Blessings that Jesus Earned on the Cross
- God Who goes before us
- God who delivers
- The blessings of God’s children
- Understanding the Will of God
- Blessings of Isaac
- God who gives victory
God’s plan in the life of Joshua
We see Joshua was a young man when he started to do his ministry with Moses. In the above passage we can understand that Joshua was old yet the things he still had to accomplish were great. The Lord did not want Joshua to rest when he had grown old. The Lord reminds Joshua on the pending things to be completed although he is aware that Joshua is stricken in years. Even in our lives, the Lord is well aware of our weaknesses and he will strengthen us. Our weaknesses will not stop the Lord from accomplishing his plans on our lives. We see Joshua submitted himself into the hands of the Lord almighty and he did not consider his inability. Let us meditate on how God’s plan was fulfilled in the life of Joshua.
In the above passage the Lord clearly instructs Joshua with an assignment. He clearly tells Joshua to divide by casting lots to the people of Israel. As we read in the passage ‘’ The Lord fulfills everything by himself and he only instructs Joshua to cast lots. All the major tasks were handled by the Lord God. He gives Joshua certain responsibilities and also the grace to complete them. Although Joshua was getting old, his weakness did not deprive him from fulfilling the Lord’s command. Even in our lives, he will guide us like a father by instructing us and assigns only the simplest tasks. As recorded in II Corinthians 12:9 ‘’ The Lord will give us grace to fulfill the purpose of the Lord. The strength of the Lord is made perfect in weakness. If the Lord gives us a task or if he instructs us to do something, it will be a permanent one. The Lord will give us strength to fulfill the task of family, the task of Job, the task of ministry and all other responsibilities. Just as the Lord gave his grace to Joshua to cast lots and divide, we the children of God should also pray to get such knowledge and grace to perform our duties.
Here we see the Lord gives a plan to Joshua to fulfil his responsibilities. Normally, when we divide a property in the family, it is always risky. It is important that we have a proper plan ahead of us to execute certain things. In the life of Joshua, the Lord almighty clearly pitches what and how it needs to be done. He gave the divine wisdom to Joshua and helped him to fulfill the plan of the Lord. The Lord gives him a plan to peacefully divide the nations between the tribes i.e 9.5 and 2.5 tribes. The entire division and settlement was according to the plan of the Lord. We the children of the Lord should be the ones that fulfill the plans and the purpose of the Lord. Let us not think to somehow finish a task but we should ask the Lord God on the appropriate ways to fulfill certain tasks. Even in our lives, when we intend to do great things, the Lord will give us his plans to fulfill them. In Exodus 25:40 ‘’ In this passage we see the Lord gives a blue print plan to Moses on how to construct the tabernacle. The Lord was so meticulous on the entire plan of tabernacle. We should submit our plans to the Lord God and we should act according to his guidance.
In Hebrews 8:5 ‘’ In this passage we understand the Lord gives a caution and a commandment to Moses. The Lord is very particular in accommodating his plans in our lives. We the children of Lord should live a life in such a way that it turns out to be a copy and shadow of heavenly things. As we read in Matthew 6:10 ‘’ May we all submit our lives into the hands of the Lord almighty and let his plans be fulfilled in our lives.
We see the plan was started when Joshua was old and weak. The entire plans and instructions of the Lord were fulfilled and it resulted in a perfection. It was not an end but a perfect completion. We read in Exodus 40:33-34 ‘..’ Here we see Moses followed the same pattern and guidance of the Lord and finished his work. The glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. When we act according to the plan of the Lord, we will witness the glory of the Lord. In Philippians 1:6 ‘’ The Lord who began a good work is faithful enough to lead us. He will be with us and guide us like the Alpha Lord (Revelation 22:13) who began is also the Omega Lord who will be with us and lead us until completion. Amen.