Today’s passage: Joshua 12:1-24
- This chapter serves as a summary or appendix to the first unit of the book of Joshua (Chapters 1-12).
- The first six verses give the description of the territory won on the east of the Jordan.
- Verses 7-24 gives the info for the land to the west of the Jordan.
- Moses and Joshua are both named along with the portion of the land which God used the to lead Israel to obtain.
- They are men who served the Lord.
- The Lord was ultimately responsible. He could use Moses and He could use Joshua.
- This point in the book almost makes it sound like the job is done, but we are going to find that it isn’t.
Questions to consider:
- Why did God put Israel in this land (Deuteronomy 9:5)? What did this successful campaign and Israel’s impending settlement confirm?
- If Israel were to stop obeying the Lord once they were satisfied with what they had, what would have been the motive for their obedience? What kind of obedience does the nature of God rightly demand?
- Was God successful in these campaigns because He had faithful leaders like Moses and Joshua? -or- Were Moses and Joshua successful in these campaigns because God is faithful? Who should we be most amazed by at this point in the narrative?