The name Joshua is the English version of the Hebrew phrase, Yeshua saves. The English version of the same phrase from Greek is … Jesus. By its very name, the book of Joshua is deeply linked to the good news of Jesus Christ. It is a book about God fulfilling His promises to His people in temporal circumstances that points to God fulfilling His promises for eternity.
Though Joshua doesn’t have the moral missteps that his forefathers ingloriously demonstrated, there is no sense in the book that either Joshua or the children of Israel have earned God’s deliverance for any reason except faith. Continue reading →