The name "Joshua" is the same name as "Jesus." Jesus is our Way into the promised land and the land of promises. The Lord's promises are true despite adverse circumstances and delays. "For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint; if it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late" (Hab 2:3). To inherit the promises, "keep this book of the law on your lips. Recite it by day and by night, that you may observe carefully all that is written in it; then you will successfully attain your goal" (1:8). The righteous men and women of old "by faith conquered kingdoms, did what was just, obtained the promises" (Heb 11:33). "Do not, then, surrender your confidence; it will have great reward. You need patience to do God's will and receive what He has promised" (Heb 10:35-36).

Key verse    "As I promised Moses, I will deliver to you every place where you set foot." —1:3
Command verse    "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." —24:15
Promise verse    "So now acknowledge with your whole heart and soul that not one of all the promises the Lord, your God, made to you has remained unfulfilled. Every promise has been fulfilled for you, with not one single exception." —23:14
Difficult verse    "Joshua in turn said to the people, 'You may not be able to serve the Lord, for He is a holy God; He is a jealous God Who will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.' " —24:19
Surprise verse    "Joshua prayed to the Lord, and said in the presence of Israel: 'Stand still, O sun, at Gibeon, O moon, in the valley of Aijalon!' And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed." —10:12-13
Prayer: Lord, may I settle for nothing less than the fulfillment of all Your promises and purposes for my life.