When Moses led Israel out of Egypt one of the young men who quickly rose to recognition was Joshua. Joshua was chosen as one of the 12 spies to enter the land God promised Israel. Though the vast majority of the spies returned with a discouraging report of the land God said He would give them, Joshua and Caleb reported all the beautiful things God could provide in Canaan.

The people of Israel refused to enter the land God had given. Patiently Joshua trusted God. He recognised the authority of Moses and the position of leadership that God gave him. Joshua never tried to usurp the authority of Moses. He waited until it was his time to lead Israel into the Promised Land.

Joshua was an obedient follower. He was also known as a strong leader of Israel as they conquered the land that God had given.


Author: Godfrey Gregg

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