Joshua 1:5 – AS WITH MOSES
“…as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee:”
Moses was dead! (Joshua 1:2) The responsibility for leading the children of Israel into the Promised Land was up to Joshua. In our text Joshua is encouraged that God will be with him just like He was with Moses. This statement is also true for us today in at least four ways.
WE HAVE THE SAME PRICE PAID FOR OUR SINS.
Moses was given a system of sacrifices, which was a picture of the supreme sacrifice paid for Moses and ourselves. That supreme sacrifice is the blood of Christ. Hebrews 9:11-14
WE HAVE THE SAME PRESENCE OF GOD IN OUR LIVES.
Moses was aware of the presence of God in His life and God communicated to him through the burning bush, the meetings on Mt. Sinai, the pillar of fire, and the cloud of smoke and several other ways. We have the presence of the Holy Spirit of God in our lives. John 14:15-18
WE HAVE THE SAME POWER OF GOD ON WHICH TO DEPEND.
Moses saw God’s power many times including the plagues in Egypt, the appearance of manna, the parting of the Red Sea, and many other ways.
Jesus promised power the Holy Spirit to His followers. Acts 1:8
WE HAVE THE SAME PROMISES OF GOD TO CLAIM
Moses had the promises of the Pentateuch. We have the promises of the entire Bible. Romans 15:4