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Episode: “At the End”
Joshua leaves the legacy of a good soldier and leader of Israel, full of faith in God. Divine strategies exist that help us become victors and not victims as we seek to follow the Lord’s will and direction for our lives.
Series: “Joshua”
More than a Conqueror
In this series we examine how Joshua went from a dependable apprentice to the faithful leader of Israel during the conquering of the land of Canaan, a land promised by God to the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Many valuable leadership lessons can be learned from Joshua’s story taught by Dr. Jeffrey Seif from corresponding locations in Israel. David and Kirsten Hart discuss the meaning and application with Dr. Seif as we see dramatic reenactments of some of the key moments in Joshua’s life.

Caption transcript for Joshua: “At the End” (8/8)

  • 00:03 male announcer: Welcome to "Our Jewish Roots" with
  • 00:05 insightful Bible teaching from Israel with Dr. Jeffrey Seif.
  • 00:09 This week, we look at the legacy Joshua left behind on "Joshua:
  • 00:14 More Than a Conqueror."
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  • 00:31 ♪♪♪
  • 00:56 David Hart: Welcome to "Our Jewish Roots."
  • 00:58 I'm David Hart.
  • 00:59 Kirsten Hart: I'm Kirsten Hart.
  • 01:00 Jeffrey Seif: And I am Jeffrey Seif and I
  • 01:03 am a little sad.
  • 01:04 Kirsten: I am too. This has been a great series.
  • 01:06 Jeffrey: You know, I've heard it said the person who
  • 01:08 writes--who benefits most from writing a book is the author,
  • 01:11 and I derive benefit just from climbing into Joshua's world and
  • 01:16 reconstructing it, then going to Israel and all the rest.
  • 01:19 And it's sad to leave him at one level.
  • 01:22 David: Kirsten and I talk a lot about us leaving a legacy in
  • 01:26 this world for our children, for friends--
  • 01:28 Kirsten: Grandchildren.
  • 01:30 David: Yes.
  • 01:31 Joshua was one of those guys that really left a great legacy.
  • 01:34 Jeffrey: Absolutely.
  • 01:35 Kirsten: And we'll hear about that today from you.
  • 01:38 Dr. Seif will be teaching again in Israel.
  • 01:41 We'll be bringing that backdrop for you.
  • 01:43 But first, let's hear from those that had to deal with life
  • 01:48 after Joshua.
  • 01:52 Jeffrey: After 40 long years in the wilderness, the children
  • 01:55 of Israel have found their home in the Promised Land.
  • 01:59 The boundaries of the tribes have been determined and Joshua
  • 02:02 has summoned the people together to give his farewell address.
  • 02:06 Joshua: It was the Lord our God who brought us and our
  • 02:11 parents up out of Egypt, from the land of slavery, and
  • 02:15 performed those great signs before our eyes.
  • 02:21 He protected us on our entire journey and among all the
  • 02:26 nations through which we traveled.
  • 02:29 And the Lord drove out before us all the nations including the
  • 02:32 Amorites who lived in the land.
  • 02:36 One of you routs a thousand because the Lord your God fights
  • 02:41 for you as he promised.
  • 02:43 Then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.
  • 02:49 Put away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your
  • 02:53 hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.
  • 03:01 Jeffrey: Joshua's voice will long be remembered.
  • 03:03 His leadership unmatched, what remains after his death at the
  • 03:07 age of 110 are detailed accounts of battles won and covenants
  • 03:11 confirmed.
  • 03:13 Road maps to and through the land of promise are noted
  • 03:16 as well.
  • 03:20 male: Here's his plan for Jericho, and a map from the
  • 03:25 taking of Ai.
  • 03:28 Battle plans for kingdoms to the south and the north.
  • 03:32 Another map, a recent one, showing the boundaries
  • 03:37 of our tribes.
  • 03:39 Eleazar: It is a treasure.
  • 03:43 His victories, his losses, his dreams, they're all here.
  • 03:49 And his final bidding as well.
  • 03:52 male: And may we never forget it: Joshua's covenant with the
  • 03:58 house of Israel.
  • 04:00 It appears he recorded every single word.
  • 04:05 Eleazar: Joshua was just the messenger.
  • 04:08 Clearly, the words are from Adonai.
  • 04:11 male: Here, his address of farewell.
  • 04:14 "Thus says the Lord God of Israel, I took your father
  • 04:19 Abraham and led him through the land of Canaan and multiplied
  • 04:22 his seed.
  • 04:25 To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau; to Esau I gave the mountains of
  • 04:29 Seir, but Jacob and his children went down to Egypt."
  • 04:33 Eleazar: Egypt.
  • 04:35 He never wanted us to forget it.
  • 04:38 And Moses led us away from the hand of the Pharaoh, the miracle
  • 04:43 of the Red Sea.
  • 04:46 male: Yes, and he continues on about Adonai's faithfulness
  • 04:51 as we approached Canaan.
  • 04:53 "Then you went over the Jordan."
  • 04:56 Ah, defeat of the Amorites, defeat of the Canaanites, the
  • 05:02 Hittites, the Jebusites.
  • 05:06 Eleazar: But it was not with the sword that we defeated
  • 05:09 the Amorites.
  • 05:11 Joshua wanted us to know it was Adonai's might, not ours.
  • 05:16 "I have given you a land for which you did not labor, cities
  • 05:22 that you did not build.
  • 05:25 You eat of the vineyards and the olive groves that you
  • 05:29 did not plant."
  • 05:32 male: And may we never forget his final commission: "Choose
  • 05:36 for yourselves this day whom you will serve: the Lord or the gods
  • 05:41 of the land you live in."
  • 05:44 Eleazar: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
  • 05:48 male: And we agreed.
  • 05:50 The entire house of Israel agreed.
  • 05:53 The Lord Adonai is our only God.
  • 05:57 We will obey and serve only him.
  • 05:59 Eleazar: And be faithful to the covenant with hearts
  • 06:03 that are pure.
  • 06:07 male: With Joshua gone, do you really think it's possible?
  • 06:10 Eleazar: Our children will know.
  • 06:13 I pray those who follow us will recall how faithful Adonai was
  • 06:18 despite our shortcomings.
  • 06:25 Lord God of Israel, may the generations yet to come remember
  • 06:30 this covenant and our pledge before you.
  • 06:34 May they understand how blessed they are because
  • 06:38 of what happened here.
  • 06:41 May they never forget these marvelous days of Joshua and of
  • 06:46 your hand that led us to this magnificent land of promise.
  • 06:52 Jeffrey: The prayers of gratitude offered 3300 years ago
  • 06:58 still ring true here in the land of promise.
  • 07:03 We came to Timnath-heres in the very heartland of Israel to
  • 07:07 consider the legacy of the man whose strategic command led the
  • 07:11 children of Israel from the banks of the Jordan to the
  • 07:14 miracle that is now the state of Israel.
  • 07:19 It is here that Joshua was finally laid to rest in the
  • 07:22 hills of the land he loved so much, the area allotted to his
  • 07:27 tribe, Ephraim.
  • 07:32 Jeffrey: It's a beautiful land and you can see it behind
  • 07:35 me and it's all around me.
  • 07:38 And I know that the children of Israel were thrilled to be here
  • 07:42 and thankful that Joshua was the one who led them in here.
  • 07:49 But now it's time to say goodbye, as they say.
  • 07:55 Goodbye was the order of the day with Joshua.
  • 07:59 He ran his course and served Israel well and he closes the
  • 08:05 book by recapping all of that and I want to alight upon some
  • 08:09 of that as well.
  • 08:12 Here from the area of Timnath-serah, a beautiful place
  • 08:16 where Joshua made his resting place.
  • 08:20 He, for a certain period of time, belonged to humanity but
  • 08:25 now he belongs to history and is remembered through his writings
  • 08:30 and through the legacy that he left of faithfulness
  • 08:34 to the Lord.
  • 08:36 That was attested early on in how he stayed with Moses and
  • 08:40 served him, both as a military man he served him.
  • 08:44 He served him as an attendant in the sanctuary.
  • 08:50 He was just a go-to guy and, inasmuch as he was a go-to guy
  • 08:55 to serve Moses, finally then, the mantle of leadership went to
  • 08:59 him and he used his influence not to serve the man of the
  • 09:04 Lord, Moses, but the people of the Lord.
  • 09:07 And so it is, he ran his course as a leader through valleys
  • 09:12 and mountaintops.
  • 09:14 And he came to proximity to this place where he made his
  • 09:19 resting place.
  • 09:22 We pick up with the finale of Joshua in his other book that
  • 09:26 bears his name.
  • 09:28 In the 24th chapter we read: "And Joshua gathered all the
  • 09:33 tribes of Israel to Shechem."
  • 09:38 An interesting place; in fact, that's where the promise began.
  • 09:42 I say that because back in Bereshit, in Genesis,
  • 09:45 the 12th chapter, the gifting of the real estate, the
  • 09:51 promise of the land, is articulated, so he brings them
  • 09:57 to the place where the promise was first promised.
  • 10:01 And there, among other things, he recapped the story of God's
  • 10:05 faithfulness to them in so many ways, through so many days, and
  • 10:12 he exhorted them to walk with the Lord.
  • 10:15 In fact, you go to verse 14 and I'll be kind of working my way
  • 10:21 through the text, he says, "[speaking in Hebrew]
  • 10:31 Now therefore," he says, "fear the Lord,
  • 10:35 [speaking in Hebrew]."
  • 10:37 It means to revere him, to take him seriously.
  • 10:40 "And serve him," he says, "in sincerity and truth."
  • 10:46 It's a beautiful exhortation and he doesn't just stop there.
  • 10:51 He goes on to say something that he's well known for.
  • 10:56 Right thereafter in verse 15, he says, "Choose this day whom you
  • 11:01 shall serve."
  • 11:03 That is to say, individuals have to make a choice.
  • 11:06 Joshua made that choice.
  • 11:09 People need to have an internal locus of control.
  • 11:13 That is to say, we make executive decisions and with
  • 11:16 those decisions we decide how we're gonna live our lives.
  • 11:21 He says, "You make that choice."
  • 11:22 He finishes up the verse with a very famous line, in Hebrew:
  • 11:27 "[speaking in Hebrew]."
  • 11:32 Famous verse.
  • 11:34 He says, "Me--me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
  • 11:40 When he thinks of house, we're not talking about sticks and
  • 11:44 bricks and an address on the street somewhere.
  • 11:46 It's household, that is to say, he's made his mark and not only
  • 11:51 has he made his mark as an individual, but he is
  • 11:56 inculcating that faith and virtue within his immediate web
  • 12:01 of relationship.
  • 12:02 He made that decision, "Me and my house, we will
  • 12:07 serve the Lord."
  • 12:09 And I should say, parenthetically, that's not
  • 12:11 simply a case of, "Well, we're gonna go to church on Saturday,
  • 12:14 you know, or Sunday."
  • 12:16 There were no synagogue services to go to back then.
  • 12:18 It's not being pious in the sense of religious attendance
  • 12:23 and worship places and spaces, and I'm not trying to minimalize
  • 12:27 that, much as it is serving the Lord.
  • 12:31 There's a code, there's an ethical code to be at Tsedeq.
  • 12:36 Tsedeq is the Hebrew word for righteousness.
  • 12:39 It's also the word for charity, that is to say, caring and
  • 12:42 sharing about others.
  • 12:44 We will serve the Lord, that is to say, we'll place a premium on
  • 12:48 doing his bidding, on being his hands and his feet.
  • 12:55 We'll go where he leads us to go and we'll do what he
  • 12:58 beckons us to do.
  • 13:00 We will serve the Lord.
  • 13:02 And that's what it was then and we would do well to
  • 13:05 recover it today.
  • 13:07 Simply put today, many of us say, "Well, yeah,
  • 13:11 we serve the Lord."
  • 13:13 We go to church on Sunday and, "Yeah, you know, if the message
  • 13:15 is good, I'll throw a few bucks in the plate."
  • 13:17 I'm not trying to disparage giving and attending, as much as
  • 13:19 to say this serving the Lord harks to an executive decision
  • 13:23 that I'm gonna invest my energies and life not just to
  • 13:28 contribute to my own concerns but mindful of God that I wanna
  • 13:33 make sure that his kingdom come and his will is going to be done
  • 13:37 on earth as it is in heaven.
  • 13:39 And, friend, if we do that, like Joshua, we'll be more
  • 13:43 than a conqueror.
  • 13:47 announcer: Our resource this week: the series, "Joshua: More
  • 13:49 Than a Conqueror," on DVD.
  • 13:52 This eight-program series reveals how Joshua went from spy
  • 13:55 to Moses's apprentice and then became the faithful leader of
  • 13:59 the Israelites during the conquest of the land of Canaan.
  • 14:02 With dramatic reenactments, Bible teaching from Dr. Seif,
  • 14:06 insight from Chaim Malespin, music, and much more.
  • 14:10 Contact us and ask for your copy of the DVD series, "Joshua: More
  • 14:14 Than a Conqueror."
  • 14:18 David: Many of you have connected with us on Facebook.
  • 14:20 We call it friended us and we thank you for that.
  • 14:22 It's a great way to connect with you.
  • 14:25 I think of people on our tours that we love being with you on
  • 14:29 the bus but after that--
  • 14:31 Kirsten: We get to keep up with their lives, which is so
  • 14:33 wonderful, and it just--
  • 14:34 David: We have some amazing friends.
  • 14:36 Kirsten: We do.
  • 14:37 And on our ministry's Facebook page, you can watch--if you miss
  • 14:41 any programs in the series, you can catch it on there, you can
  • 14:45 watch 'em on our website.
  • 14:48 We're so Internet savvy, right?
  • 14:51 We're on Twitter, we're on Facebook, and we have our own
  • 14:53 YouTube channel.
  • 14:54 So there's all kinds of extra stories that you can catch on
  • 14:57 social media.
  • 14:59 We'd love to see you there.
  • 15:00 David: Right, also thank you so much for your support.
  • 15:02 We could not do any of this without your support and, like
  • 15:05 always, we just wanna say thank you so much.
  • 15:08 Kirsten: Big thank you.
  • 15:09 David: Right now, let's go back to Dr. Seif's teaching
  • 15:10 in Israel.
  • 15:14 Jeffrey: While individuals need to decide to serve the Lord
  • 15:17 individually, the means by which we do that is not determined
  • 15:22 individually and thus I have some paraphernalia in
  • 15:25 front of me.
  • 15:26 The menorah reminds us of the Creator God who did it
  • 15:29 in seven days.
  • 15:31 And the tallis here is a powerful reminder in the Jewish
  • 15:35 people--among the Jewish people, that is, of serving the Lord and
  • 15:41 the reason why I note that is because the way it's designed
  • 15:45 itself harks to the commandments of the Lord.
  • 15:49 The tzitzit, the fringes, are a reminder to keep the Sabbath and
  • 15:53 there are other things built into this which I won't describe
  • 15:56 that speak of putting on the commandments, putting on
  • 16:01 the instructions, living within that.
  • 16:04 In the Bible, Paul is referred to as a tentmaker.
  • 16:08 He probably made these.
  • 16:10 I don't think he had a contract to Boy Scouts of America to
  • 16:12 heave out a lot of canvas, but Hebrew people live and worship
  • 16:16 in these "tents."
  • 16:19 In fact, even Paul talks about putting on the whole armor of
  • 16:22 God and there's a cogent argument that he's referencing
  • 16:26 to being compliant to the teachings in the covenant.
  • 16:31 Well, in any case, you heard me in the previous segment give
  • 16:34 voice to the fact that Joshua had an internal locus of control
  • 16:38 and he, as an individual, decided to use his influence for
  • 16:42 godly purposes and he was minded to inculcate that into his
  • 16:46 immediate family.
  • 16:48 We see as well that the individuals that he's talking to
  • 16:51 similarly buy into that particular vision.
  • 16:55 I mention that because, in verse 18, they say as much:
  • 17:00 "[speaking in Hebrew]
  • 17:05 We will serve the Lord."
  • 17:10 They say, "[speaking in Hebrew]
  • 17:12 That is, for he is our God."
  • 17:15 See, if you have someone who's very direct and there's some
  • 17:19 forceful about it, if you will, then that has a way of
  • 17:22 inculcating biblical virtues in those in proximity.
  • 17:28 If you have the man of the house in a household who's rather
  • 17:32 sheepish about religious things, that casual nature then trickles
  • 17:36 down through the family system.
  • 17:38 Better to have resolve and then you see that it goes somewhere.
  • 17:43 And here the people say as much.
  • 17:46 "Joshua, we're going to do it with you."
  • 17:48 And again, in verse 24, "The people said,
  • 17:52 'The Lord our God we will serve.
  • 17:55 We will serve him, and his voice we will hearken,'"
  • 18:01 his voice we will listen to.
  • 18:04 And I'll tell you that Joshua had something to do with that.
  • 18:10 We get out of the story in verse 31:
  • 18:14 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 18:19 The author says, "Israel served the Lord
  • 18:23 all the days of Joshua.
  • 18:26 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 18:35 And all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua."
  • 18:41 The man left a mark.
  • 18:45 The man left a legacy.
  • 18:48 The man had influence.
  • 18:51 And why is that?
  • 18:53 What can we learn from that?
  • 18:56 The reason why he left an influence is because he was
  • 19:00 doggedly determined himself to serve the Lord.
  • 19:04 This is evidenced throughout his life.
  • 19:06 This was evidenced before he ever became a man of such
  • 19:08 powerful influence.
  • 19:11 He was an able servant to the Lord and that's attested in his
  • 19:14 earlier years with Moses as an assistant.
  • 19:19 And similarly, subsequent to that, when the mantle came on
  • 19:22 him, he was doggedly determined to serve the Lord.
  • 19:26 And that's evidenced by the way he finished up.
  • 19:29 Even by coming here to Timnath-serah.
  • 19:33 It's an outpost.
  • 19:35 You know, a lot of times when people become very successful
  • 19:37 and if you take the literature literally, he had some 2 million
  • 19:42 people in tow and he's the macher, you know,
  • 19:45 he's the big shot.
  • 19:47 A lot of these people leave a legacy in wealth and monuments
  • 19:51 but he had none of that.
  • 19:53 He retired to a humble place, to a simple life.
  • 19:55 And he's known not by the wealth, not by the power that
  • 19:59 came forth after him, but by the influence that he carried with
  • 20:04 him while he made his journey from the womb to the tomb.
  • 20:08 This was a man who wanted to make a difference
  • 20:12 in his generation.
  • 20:14 And what he left for subsequent generations is a memory, not a
  • 20:18 fortune, not a castle.
  • 20:21 There's no big monuments built to him.
  • 20:24 He died humbly, as did his boss.
  • 20:27 Moshe Rabbenu similarly ran his course and his burial place we
  • 20:34 know not to this day.
  • 20:36 Well, we know where Joshua finished up.
  • 20:39 We know it because the text says as much but, again, he didn't
  • 20:42 leave a fancy monument.
  • 20:44 The text says in verse 29 and I'm finishing up by
  • 20:47 backing up a little,
  • 20:49 [speaking in Hebrew]
  • 20:52 "And after these things, the [speaking in Hebrew
  • 20:57 Joshua, the servant of the Lord, died."
  • 21:01 Finishes up like that, noting he was 110 years old.
  • 21:06 Listen, I wanna thank you for going on the journey with me as
  • 21:12 we, together, explored the life of one of the greats.
  • 21:16 And I hope the experience will contribute to your own
  • 21:22 understanding of what greatness will look like for you.
  • 21:26 Faithfulness to the Lord, faithfulness to his purposes.
  • 21:31 If you serve the Lord well, you'll find it's reciprocal;
  • 21:35 it'll come back to you thirtyfold, sixtyfold,
  • 21:39 and a hundredfold.
  • 21:41 And yes, you, even you, like Joshua, can be more than
  • 21:45 a conqueror.
  • 21:50 Jeffrey: I had the opportunity to sit down and talk
  • 21:52 to Chaim Malespin, a friend, a leader in
  • 21:54 the Israeli Defense Forces.
  • 21:57 Let's look and see what he had to say.
  • 21:59 Jeffrey: Chaim, great to be with you today.
  • 22:01 Chaim Malespin: It's good to be here.
  • 22:02 Jeffrey: And you remind me of Joshua.
  • 22:05 Ask me why?
  • 22:07 Chaim: Well, why's that?
  • 22:08 Jeffrey: Well, funny you should ask and I'll tell you
  • 22:10 because in the Bible Joshua led those people into the land,
  • 22:15 helped 'em get in the Promised Land.
  • 22:16 You're doing the very same thing through your ministry.
  • 22:20 Can you talk to us about what you're doing up in the Galilee?
  • 22:23 Chaim: Well, yes, the Aliyah Return Center.
  • 22:25 Aliyah means that very entrance to the Promised Land.
  • 22:28 Just like Joshua did, we're positioned right on
  • 22:31 the Jordan River.
  • 22:32 You remember where he took those 12 stones and made a monument,
  • 22:34 one for each tribe?
  • 22:36 That's what we're seeing is that God's regathering his people
  • 22:39 right now just as he said he'd do.
  • 22:40 There's 64 key Scriptures that are happening right now out of
  • 22:43 the large wealth of 700 Scriptures, promises of this
  • 22:48 return, that we're able to facilitate there.
  • 22:50 We have, of course, the Lone Soldier program.
  • 22:52 Those people came here without their family.
  • 22:53 You got the agricultural school.
  • 22:55 They gotta learn how to work the land.
  • 22:56 Of course, we have the pre-army training academy and welcome
  • 22:59 volunteers from all over the world.
  • 23:01 Jeffrey: There's a lot of formidable obstacles.
  • 23:03 Joshua had 'em and I guess you have 'em too.
  • 23:05 What are they?
  • 23:06 Chaim: People, when they come to what would be a foreign land
  • 23:08 to them, they need to learn Hebrew.
  • 23:10 "How do I get a job?
  • 23:12 I have to go to the army, I have to be trained for that?
  • 23:13 My oh my, how do I get married?
  • 23:15 How do I sign an apartment?"
  • 23:17 You know, these are the giants in the land, not as scary as
  • 23:19 Goliath, but certainly are some formidable enemies to God's plan
  • 23:23 of, "I will plant them there with all my heart and all my
  • 23:25 soul," Jeremiah 32, verse 41.
  • 23:28 We're in the most exciting time since the Resurrection of
  • 23:30 Yeshua.
  • 23:31 We are seeing the Ezekiel 36 happen where the new heart
  • 23:35 will come.
  • 23:36 A heart of stone out, heart of flesh in.
  • 23:38 And that all has to do with their great in-gathering.
  • 23:41 Thank you for participating with me in the vision that God has
  • 23:44 for the restoration.
  • 23:45 Jeffrey: It's an honor to be with you.
  • 23:47 Thank you, sir.
  • 23:48 Chaim: It's a pleasure to serve alongside you, sir.
  • 23:50 ♪♪♪
  • 24:15 [shofar sounding]
  • 24:20 David: That's music from our founder, Zola Levitt.
  • 24:23 Also you heard from Chaim Malespin who we--we love
  • 24:26 to hang with him.
  • 24:27 He's just the greatest guy.
  • 24:28 He's on fire for Yeshua.
  • 24:30 We love him being a part of our ministry.
  • 24:33 Kirsten: Here, speaking of Yeshua, this is something, as
  • 24:37 we're studying our Jewish roots, that I was never taught that the
  • 24:41 name "Yeshua" is Jesus's actual name and Yeshua is
  • 24:46 a whole lot like--
  • 24:47 Jeffrey: Joshua.
  • 24:49 And there is a correlation, by the way.
  • 24:50 You know, Joshua is the quintessential soldier and that
  • 24:53 resonates with me as a guy, rolling up your sleeves and
  • 24:56 taking life head on and going for your destiny.
  • 24:59 But truth of the matter, to your point, Yeshua, Jesus, is
  • 25:02 the ultimate soldier.
  • 25:04 Went into hell on our behalf.
  • 25:07 That is to say, he suffered the loss, went to the cross, and
  • 25:10 came out the other end, and he goes before us and is for us
  • 25:14 still, soldiering for our behalf.
  • 25:17 Kirsten: Right, and I love the parallel that Joshua brought
  • 25:20 the Israelites into the Holy Land, into the Promised Land.
  • 25:23 As Yeshua, Jesus will be bringing us into the ultimate
  • 25:26 Promised Land.
  • 25:28 I love that parallel.
  • 25:29 Jeffrey: Yes, the unknown author of Hebrews gives voice to
  • 25:32 that and looks at Joshua as a typology to your point that he
  • 25:37 led them to in a way that had physicality but there's
  • 25:41 a fulfillment to that with spiritual implications
  • 25:43 for all of us.
  • 25:45 What a story.
  • 25:47 Kirsten: It is, and there's so much that we've talked about
  • 25:49 and that we've discussed even at home together.
  • 25:51 But in a nutshell, can you tie up why it's so important for us
  • 25:55 to study Joshua, his life?
  • 25:58 Jeffrey: Well, personally, I believe that any--and I'll speak
  • 26:00 to you directly, not to just pivot from you, but I think any
  • 26:04 Bible story's a good story and people perish, they languish,
  • 26:07 for not reading the Word and it's great to watch TV
  • 26:11 about the Bible.
  • 26:13 It's great to read the primary sources yourself to develop
  • 26:16 that habit.
  • 26:18 And Joshua has the net effect for me of not being intimidated,
  • 26:22 not being daunted, overwhelmed, by difficult exigent
  • 26:27 circumstances but believing God, having faith, and persevering.
  • 26:32 I get that. I get loyalty out of that man.
  • 26:35 He was willing to give it up and he gave it up sacrificially.
  • 26:39 When others were doing other things, he was giving
  • 26:41 unto the Lord.
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Episodes in this series

  1. At Sinai
  2. The Spy
  3. At the Jordan
  4. At Jericho
  5. At Ai
  6. The Gibeonites
  7. At Shiloh
  8. At the End

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