Joshua 1:1-9 – WAKE-UP CALL!
Times have changed, but there was a time when a person staying in a motel would ask the person at the service desk to call the room at a certain time. This is known as a “wake-up call”.
In America, we use the term “wake up call” to mean something that has happened to get our attention or make us alert. For instance the death of a friend or loved one is often a “wake up call” for someone to get serious about the things of God.
In Joshua 1:1-9, Joshua received a “wake up call” concerning his leadership of the children of Israel.
REALITY – THIS JOB IS MINE, Vss. 1-2
Moses was dead.
Joshua was the new leader. He was responsible.
Sometimes God will startle us into the reality that a job that once belonged to someone else now belongs to us.
REASSURANCE – GOD IS WITH ME, Vss. 3-5
Just as God was with Moses, God would be with Joshua.
Just as God is with other Christians, He will also be with me.
RESPONSIBILITY – DO AS GOD SAYS, Vss. 6-9
The secret to success for doing God’s work, is to do things God’s way.
The biggest responsibility I have is to obey God.