Joshua’s Faithful Response
by Drawing Near to God

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.

Hebrews 11:8

The Lord promised Joshua that He would be faithful to him just as He had been to Moses. But just as Moses had to be faithful to respond to God’s call, so Joshua had to be obedient to follow the Lord’s instructions. God told Joshua that He would give him every place where he set his foot. The Scriptures show us that God holds true to His promises. We often have a responsibility to respond in obedience in order for His promises to be fulfilled in us. The Lord promised the Israelites that if they obeyed His command to love the Lord Your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him, He would send rain on their land and cause them to prosper. (Deuteronomy 11:22) God continues to look for faithful men and women to whom He can entrust His promises.

Heavenly Father,

I pray that like Joshua I will be courageous to step out in faith wherever You send me knowing that You will be with me wherever I go. Thank You for going before me and for giving me every place I put my foot as I seek to spread the good news of Christ. Help me to obey Your Word and follow You in all of my ways. I claim Your promise that as I follow and obey You, You will send rain on my life to produce fruit for Your kingdom.

In Jesus’ name, Amen



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