We see that Jesus deals with every repentant person in a gentle way. We see from Hebrews 4 that He is able to understand and empathise with our temptations and our struggles to obey God, because He has walked along that path and succeeded.
Joshua was a man who saw life through God’s perspective, looking at the possibilities not the hindrances, even in his old age. The Biblical account reflects this as the historical accounts point to God and God’s activity, we could do well follow such a lifestyle example.
Hebrews 6 refers to the anchor of our souls. We see the importance of having our souls anchored in the storms of life. This anchor is a hope in God to fulfil His promises, guaranteed by Jesus. The anchor keeps us firm but also allows us the freedom to push on in the purposes of God.
When the twelve men went to spy out the promised land, ten saw the problems and only two saw the possibilities. The ten went on to persuade the people that the task was too difficult (Numbers 13). The two, Joshua and Caleb, had to stand out from the crowd and ultimately they were the ones to inherit the promised land. If you want to inherit what God has got for you, at some point you will need stop going along…
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