2013. An order like this could not have been a mere mockery, an order which Joshua was unable to obey. God assures Joshua, that his never-failing presence and blessing shall be with him, as they had been with Moses; and the consequence of these must be victory. It is a comfort to the people of God, that, though ministers die, Jesus their Lord for ever lives to provide for and direct them. That is why he need not be afraid, because YHWH his God was with him wherever he went. For what deeper self-depreciation is there than for a man to live in the world forgetful of what he is brought here for—forgetful of his Christian privileges, of his Christian name, of his Christian freedom? Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. ” Isn’t that a great feeling? In Joshua 1:1-9, God encourages Joshua in his new role as leader of Israel. Do Not Fear. Commentary on Joshua 1:5-9 (Read Joshua 1:5-9) Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Does this promise apply to Christians today? Joshua had no bridge or boats, and yet he must believe that God, having ordered the people over, would open a way. That if you’re on the bus going to school, or at home eating dinner with your family… or even if you go camping! 1909-1922. The Bible tells us in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? “Do not be afraid, nor be you dismayed.” He would face many problems, many enemies, many seemingly insurmountable difficulties, but he need not fear any, he need not be dismayed at any, because it was his God YHWH Who would be with him wherever he went. The book and chapter 1 of Joshua begins with God guiding and preparing Joshua for the work he must do for the children of Israel. Here is the work enjoined him, to pass Jordan, and to possess the land of Canaan. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Hutchinson, describing certain passages in the Puritan defence of Nottingham against the Cavaliers, adds quaintly, “It was a great instruction that the best and highest courages are beams of the Almighty.” No one except our Redeemer can redeem us from the sin of cowardice. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. DD. Joshua recognized that to step forward and take up the reins except under God’s immediate direction would have been presumptuous. “So that [verse] stuck with me for a long time,” Scott said. Joshua 1:9 (New American Standard Bible) 9"Have I not commanded you? He made a brilliant speech, and was followed by many others. On the words “ be not afraid ,” etc., see Deuteronomy 31:6 and Deuteronomy 31:8. John Trapp Complete Commentary. This structure emphasizes the centrality of the book of the law of God as the key to Israel"s success, Joshua"s effective leadership, and God"s enabling presence with His people. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Have not I? Joshua 5:9 Gilgal sounds like the Hebrew for roll. Scripture: Joshua 1:1–9 Topic: Courage & Boldness (The following is a summary from notes taken during the message.) https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-1.html. But, God promised His presence to Joshua and encouraged him to be brave. 2nd, The positive promise of a lasting protection. It is not too much to say that all men go wrong by underestimating themselves. Have not I commanded thee? This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-1.html. 1801-1803. BibliographyNisbet, James. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. In conclusion, the Lord not only repeats His exhortation to firmness, but the promise that He gave in Joshua 1:5 and Joshua 1:6. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Whatever affairs of this world we have to mind, we must not neglect the one thing needful. That is why Joshua can have strength and courage. (20-24) Commentary on Joshua 4:1-9 (Read Joshua 4:1-9) The works of the Lord are so worthy of rememberance, and the heart of man is so prone to forget them, that various methods are needful to refresh our memories, for the glory of God, our advantage, and that of our children. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/joshua-1.html. Beware of thinking you have no strength because you are not omnipotent. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/joshua-1.html. The gift of the land is confirmed to the children of Israel. Thank you, Melanie, for posting about Joshua 1:9. This Joshua 1:9 write the Bible Phrase worksheet calls for kids to write, “ Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua was not faint hearted, but lowly minded: and hence he is so often cheered up and encouraged to the work. The Catalyst Leader By Brad Lomenick. He bids him be of good courage, repeats it again and again, and urges it with renewed assurances that he would be with him: and need there was of such encouragement, though his valour had been tried and known, for his difficulties were now greater than ever. 1:5-9 Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. We may compare this event, in its relation to Joshua, with the giving of the law from Sinai to Moses. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Anonymous. Joshua's strength was a knowledge of his weakness. The first secret of true courage is to know and be sure that we have some power.—Hence the wisdom of the maxim of the ancients, ‘Know thyself’—learn to see what thy real capacity is, and knowing that, shrink not from venturing on putting it to the proof. 3 0. New International Version Update. Joshua would follow Moses in leading the Israelites. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sbc/joshua-1.html. To this very day, when challenged with tough decisions and discouragement, he hears his dad's voice saying, "Don't walk away." Watch our overview video on the book of Joshua, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". I. Indeed I hadn’t the slightest doubt of getting into the House. “Joshua” means “Jehovah saves”, or “the Lord is salvation”, and corresponds to the New Testament name “Jesus”. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". "Joshua" means Jehovah is salvation. Joshua 1:9 is my road trip verse as I buckle kids into the backseat and know that it only takes a second for my life to change forever. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/joshua-1.html. And He demands some element of this same virtue in His disciples.’, (4) ‘At the coronation of Edward VI, the boy-king, the sword of state was delivered to him, when he quietly remarked, “There is yet another sword to be brought.” The lords in attendance looked perplexed, when he added, “I mean the Holy Bible—the Sword of the Spirit; without this we are nothing, and can do nothing.” King Edward not only prized the Bible for himself, but he insisted on having it read to the people in their native tongue.’. His own insufficiency for such an enterprize, the people's well-known rebellious spirit, his enemies' power and numbers, might shake the most confirmed constancy; but fear is banished, whilst he who supremely commands inspires him with strength and courage irresistible. For what deeper self-depreciation is there than for a man to live in the world forgetful of what he is brought here for—forgetful of his Christian privileges, of his Christian name, of his Christian freedom? I. Now I just need to work on bringing that same trust and courage into all the moments of life! Understanding Joshua 1:9 in the Bible can help us face hard things with faith and confidence. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Joshua 1:9. Joshua’s strength was a knowledge of his weakness. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. The conditions of the promise of victory. xv., p. 305; Congregationalist, vol. Be strong, and of a good courage. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". 1854-1889. 9.Have not I commanded, etc Although in Hebrew a simple affirmation is often made in the form of a question, and this phraseology is of very frequent occurrence, here, however, the question is emphatic, to give an attestation to what had previously been taught, while the Lord, by bringing his own authority distinctly forward, relieves his servant from care and hesitancy. Read full chapter. Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, “Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess.’” a. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/joshua-1.html. Only “doing” the law will give Joshua success, a point rhetorically hammered home by the two parallel sentences (lit., “only then … and only then …”) which conclude v. 8b. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. He was content. Alone But Not … Joshua 1:9, NLT: "This is my command--be strong and courageous! These words have much to say to us. When God is pleased to work, none shall hinder: the mountains of difficulty shall, before our divine Zerubbabel, become a plain. This was not just good advice. be strong, and of a good courage; See Gill on Joshua 1:6; See Gill on Joshua 1:7. be not afraid, nor be thou dismayed; at his enemies, numerous and powerful, nor discouraged at anything in himself, any unfitness for such service, as he might think, or at any difficulties he might fear from the people he had the government of, and was to lead on; it was enough that the divine Presence was promised him, and which is repeated: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest: or, as the Targum of Jonathan,"for thy help is the Word of the Lord thy God;''See Gill on Joshua 1:5. God had pointed to the land he was to possess (Joshua 1:2-4), He had pointed to the enemy (Joshua 1:5), He had pointed to the purpose (Joshua 1:6), He had pointed to the word of God and the need for obedience (Joshua 1:7-8), now He pointed to Himself. BibliographyWesley, John. Be Angry And Sin Not. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". See on Joshua 1:6. Joshua knew the value of hearing God’s Word and meditating upon it. here he must rely upon God: if he commands, he will make the way plain and easy. Story Suicide Part 1: Tell Your Story. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". vii., p. 400. He asks, Is it not I who have commanded thee? 1. Note; Divine faith overcomes the greatest difficulties; and they can do all things, who have Christ strengthening them. Such a charge is not surprising given the daunting task of leading a stiff-necked people into the promised land. Joshua 1:9. This is self-explanatory! Joshua was receiving orders from his Commander. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I … Ellison, Christian World Pulpit, vol. [2.] Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for YHWH your God is with you wherever you go.”. It was their own, as certainly as if they were in possession. 1874-1909. Notice the chiastic structure of God"s charge to Joshua. A" The Lord your God is with you ( Joshua 1:9). JOSHUA 1:1-9. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Joshua was here commanded to be strong and courageous. Joshua 1:9. The main lessons that we can get from this book, are that God keeps His promises, and that life is a battle which we must enter and win. Note; (1.) mareedee2016 on May 16, 2019 at 4:58 am . 2. It is He Who has commanded. (4.) Note; (1.) Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."" 1876. With this challenge Joshua could advance into Canaan confidently. Joshua must “be careful to act” on it—to put Moses’ instructions into practice, live it out, and give it feet in the real world. &c.— These are the grounds of that intrepid courage which was to animate the soul of Joshua 1 st, The calling wherewith God had dignified him. First let's establish the context by reading Joshua 1:1-9: Joshua 1:1 Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying, Comment: God's work is not affected by the death of His servants. C" Then you will have success ( Joshua 1:8). 9. He also calls us to meditate in His word day and night with a view to obeying all His commands. “I’ve definitely been through a lot of adversity. I was with Moses — To assist him against all his enemies, and in all the difficulties of governing this stiff-necked people, which Joshua might justly fear no less than the Canaanites. I have put this scripture as my laptop background to bolster me when discouragement leaves me tired and fuzzy-headed (and yeah, it has been doing that a lot lately … what gives?) I first got into a seat with the name of ‘Canning’ on it. (3.) Copyright StatementThe Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament is a derivative of a public domain electronic edition. We all have some power; the question is, How much and what?—That is the question we should ask ourselves every day; it is the great question of our early life especially, for on the right answering of it all our success depends. I then hung about the entrance to see whether I could find some opportunity. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.'" how shall he cross this deep river, without bridge or pontoons, especially now, when overflowing its banks? 2012. Beware of thinking you have no strength because you are not omnipotent. Joshua 1:16-18.—Parker, Pulpit Analyst, vol. Joshua 1:9 Translation & Meaning. God will be with you wherever you go. ‘Have not I commanded thee? Figure of speech Erotesis (App-6), for emphasis. He had, of course, indirectly pointed to Himself all the way through. As soon as the mourning for Moses was finished, God spoke to Joshua and instructed him to lead the nation (Josh. Let's Make It Matter. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/joshua-1.html. Answer: In Joshua 1:9, God commanded Joshua, “Be strong and courageous. Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God. 1685. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". What does Joshua 1:9 mean? I sat out the whole debate. Morning Has Broken. Hey Annie, It’s so good to hear from you! (10-19) The twelve stones placed in Gilgal. It is not too much to say that all men go wrong by underestimating themselves? I didn’t think of getting an order from an M.P. Trembling or fearing would betray lack of confidence in God. God says to us all, whatever worthy work we are entering upon, ‘Be of good courage; be strong!’, (1) ‘“After I had been about two years in London,” said George Moore, “I had a great and anxious desire to see the House of Commons. Saphir, Found by the Good Shepherd, p. 383. II. God delivered Israel in Joshua’s primarily from his dad. But knowing that he had God with him, what else could he need? Do not be afraid or discouraged. 2—A. What does this verse really mean? "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-1.html. B Be strong and courageous ( Joshua 1:6-7). Crawford Loritts learned what he knows about leadership, courage, responsibility, etc. Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.’, This expression ‘Be strong’ does not mean ‘Be strong in body,’ but ‘Be strong in mind;’ ‘Be strong in spirit;’ ‘Be brave.’. All his orders to the people, and his judgments, must be according to the law of God. BibliographyKeil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". The word which bade him be strong was an assurance at the same time that if he would, he might be strong according to his day. Observe the emphasis: inasmuch as it is not lawful to resist his command. Used by Permission. I. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. This passage contains the principles necessary for spiritual success in every age. Footnotes. 1840-57. There are times in every individual’s life, where they are frightened and distressed about the future. Joshua 5:1-9. What did lie before them? &c.] The above things, to go over Jordan with the people into the land of Canaan, and to observe the law of Moses in all things, and to be of good courage, which is again repeated; consider who it is that has given these orders and instructions, the great Jehovah, the everlasting I AM, who is faithful to his promises, and able to perform. After pointing out that Joshua 1:9 and Philippians 4:13 are both common verses favorited by many athletes, Maaddi asked Scott to explain what the significance of Joshua 1:9 is to him. Into the book of Joshua we go. — Such an emphatic interrogation is often the strongest possible form of affirmation. (A)Be strong and courageous! This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth He was often to read it, frequently repeat it, and speak of it, to refresh his own memory with it, and the memory of those about him. I was a walk-on at Louisiana Tech. 9. An arduous task! Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. In one sense, the promise in this passage was specific to Joshua’s role as leader of … Whatever our calling in life God calls us to be strong and courageous. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. helloredds@gmail.com says: 02/04/2020 at 9:17 AM. BibliographyGill, John. The bounds are wide and extended; and had they been faithful to God, he had not suffered a tittle to have been unfulfilled: if they never occupied the whole, they must blame their own unbelief and disobedience. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Joshua 1:9, CSB: "Haven't I commanded you: be strong and courageous? There Was Jesus: A Three-Day Devotional . This expression "Be strong" does not mean "Be strong in body," but "Be strong in mind;" "Be strong in spirit;" "Be brave.". Joshua Study - Practical Lessons For Biblical Leadership . EXEGESIS PAPER: JOSHUA1:1-9 Name Instructor Course Date Background In Joshua 1:1-9 God commissions Joshua as the leader of the Israelites following the death of Moses, and Joshua is tasked with guiding the people to the Promised Land. Have not I commanded thee? I then proceeded to a seat behind, and sat there all the evening. Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-1.html. Thy God is with thee — As the soldier’s valour is stimulated by the eye of his captain, so a vivid realization of the immediate presence of God is the best safeguard against unmanly terror.]. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. BibliographyCalvin, John. Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. We all have some power; the question is, How much and what? "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "Commentary on Joshua 1:9". Joshua is the son of Nun, the son of Elishama, prince of the tribe of Ephraim. From Spark To Flame. (10) Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people.—Joshua’s first orders to the people were to prepare for the passage of Jordan within three days. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/joshua-1.html. The promises made to him for his encouragement, [1.] Katrina – I love that you say Joshua 1:9 as you buckle the kids in the car. and how possess a land where all the inhabitants are mighty? A. Jessopp, Norwich School Sermons, p. 97. God says to us all, whatever worthy work we are entering upon, ‘Be of good courage; be strong!’ BibliographyCoke, Thomas. 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