Joshua is the first of the 12 historical books, and it gained its name from the exploits of Joshua, the understudy whom Moses prayed for and commissioned as a leader in Israel.
“Joshua” means “Jehovah saves,” or “the LORD is salvation,” and corresponds to the NT name “Jesus.”
God delivered Israel in Joshua’s day when He was personally present as the saving Commander who fought on Israel’s behalf.
Joshua was born in Egyptian slavery, trained under Moses, and by God’s choice rose to his key position of leading Israel into Canaan.
The theme of strength and courage permeates the entire book and as we trek through it this summer. It’s my prayer that we realize just like Joshua, since God is with us everyday we can be Strong & Courageous!