Good success

Apostle André Pelser, 2017/06/04
Preached at a Sunday Evening service

A study in the life of Joshua reveals four certainties that helped him gain good success. (Joshua 1:1-9) God promised he would make his way prosperous and have good success.

1. He was sure of his commission

2. He was sure of his commands

3. He was sure about his church

4. He was sure about his choice

He was sure of his commission

1. Arise, go over this Jordan and divide the land

2. God is with you, be of good courage

3. Meditate in His Word, day & night

He was sure about his commands

1. Love the Lord, diligently obey Him, hold fast to him (v.22)

2. Complete what you set out to do. (Ch 11)

3. Conquer & occupy the land

He was sure about his church

1. Shiloh: the prince of peace: a meeting place (Ch 18)

2. A place where miracles happen (Ch 6) and prophecies are heard and fulfilled (Ch 21) Not one word of the Lord fails (Ch 23)

He was sure about his choice

1. He made a covenant to serve God (Ch 24:8) and renewed it at every milestone or memorial

2. He took his inheritance (Ch 8:16) and created opportunities for others (Ch 17)

3. His life influenced an entire nation to serve God (Ch 24)

By obeying God and meditating in His word till he knew what to do he made his way prosperous and had good success.

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Joshua 1:1-9

1:1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (ESV)

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