The key to his success would be spiritual — meditating on and obeying the law (i.e., instruction) of the LORD.26 This was to be his first and foremost priority. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. He was about to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. This was even at a cost or inconvenience. 0. Joshua 1:8 "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 success. This structure emphasizes the centrality of the book of the law of God as the key to Israel"s success, Joshua"s effective leadership, and God"s enabling presence with His people. NKJV This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. In your work? That said, our choices to obey the ways of his kingdom and his righteousness will give us some control over the outcomes. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. We must look to him for his plans, his calling on our lives, and his desires for us. Biblical Meditation 2.2. The Hebrews had struggled mightily in the wilderness, suffering beyond what should have been necessary, because they did not “keep this Book.” If they were to have any success, it would be by following God’s ways. Joshua knew the value of hearing God’s Word and meditating upon it. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be [] successful. And, even the law in Deuteronomy is more than just rules to follow, “it is a pattern for the whole of life, giving shape to what it means to live for [the LORD].”14. A" The Lord your God is with you ( Joshua 1:9). He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. 1. Through the scripture we can hear His heart and his voice and know what God is truly like. Discover practical insights into the Book of Joshua. The Pentateuch) — the first five books of the Bible, (2) The Prophets, and (3) The Writings — which begins with Psalms. | Assistant (to the) Pastor | Sound Doctrine & Apologetics @catchforchrist, About | What Does It Mean To “Catch For Christ?”, How to Memorize Any Bible Verse in Less Than Five Minutes. If we would live the good and abundant life that God has designed for us, we will be “careful to do everything in” the Bible that God means for the Church to do. #3 “meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.” Loving God is loving his ways. The only way to consistently live according to his ways is to meditate often on his Word. So Joshua is getting encouragement directly from the Lord himself and also from God’s people, repeating God’s word to him. JOSHUA 1:8 “ meditate on the word day and night ” KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. "Joshua 1:8-9" by Johnny Larrabee. Then you will be prosperous and successful.2, Do not remove this Book of the Law from your lips, but meditate on it day and night so that you will be careful to do all that is written in it. Without it, his leadership would fail.27, This is easier said than done; it takes strength and courage (Jos 1:7, etc.). This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate . If we seek God, meditate on and obey His instruction in His word, we will prosper — succeed in the proper endeavors the LORD has for us to do (cf. WORDS OF GOD IN RED. All scripture is the Word of God and Joshua was an example of a godly man who both believed God’s word and acted upon it. Josué 1:8 Este libro de la ley no se apartará de tu boca, sino que meditarás en él día y noche, para que cuides de hacer todo lo que en él está escrito; porque entonces harás prosperar tu … For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Dt 2:27; 5:29; 17:11, 20; 28:14).13, Also, as mentioned in an earlier post on Proverbs, law (tôrâ) can refer more generally to all of the LORD’s directions or instruction. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joseph succeeded in Potiphar’s household because God was with him (Gen 39:2, 3, 23). Not all secular advice is bad, but may we always remember the true key to a life of godly success: meditating and obeying God’s word. What is the key to living a prosperous and successful life? There’s some kinds of success that are actually not good but I think we all want good success. Joshua 1:8 NIV Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. The people’s efforts in Ezra and Nehemiah also succeeded because of God’s good hand upon them (Ezra 5:8; 6:14; Neh 1:11; 2:20). For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. The change of leaders is great, but nothing else is changed; and even it is not so great as faint hearts in their sorrow are apt to think, for the real Leader lives, and Moses and Joshua alike are but the transmitters of His orders and His aids to Israel. May 29, 2018 in it . So maybe there’s a bad kind of success. This is a lie from satan, and it keeps multitudes from getting to God. He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. We are saved by grace and by our faith in Christ. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth He was often to read it, frequently repeat it, and speak of it, to refresh his own memory with it, and the memory of those about him. Loving his ways is living his ways. 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Putting it into practice, however can be rather difficult — requiring much strength and courage (Jos 1:6). Commentary 3.1. This is why we need to be strong and very courageous. Joshua 1:8 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but m you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them —to the Israelites. Be “Prosperous” and “Successful” 3. Law 2.3. His ways are found in the Bible. @DannyScottonJr Observations on Joshua 1:8 . NIV Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. This does not in any way mean that we will not have trouble. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth. In his kindness, he had given his precepts to Moses to write down for them. (translation: Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)) For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. The false prosperity doctrine taught to the shame of the Church all over the world by charlatans is that if you follow God, especially in the form of giving money to some specific ministry of the charlatan, you will be rich, healthy, and have all your wildest dreams fulfilled. Excellent. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. (Joshua 1:8) Oh, just start from the back of this verse, and ask the question. KJV: King James Version . Joshua was given this promise after Moses the servant of the Lord had died. What It Means For Us 4. Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, “Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess. C4C Translation 2.1. The converse is also presumed to be true: if one is not succeeding or not prospering financially, then one must not truly be righteous.16 However, this is not what the Scriptures are saying. Joshua 1:8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV). With “prosperity” and “success” properly understood, in the eyes of the LORD, the answer is rather simple. Those that would maintain their spiritual conflicts must not love their ease. Verses 5-9 Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. We also see Israel as a people of the Book ordering their lives after God’s Word. Joshua Installed as Leader. Having the Bible on one’s lips is only advisable to those who are also “doers of the Word” (Ja 1:22). Explanation and Commentary of Joshua 1:8 The false prosperity doctrine taught to the shame of the Church all over the world by charlatans is that if you follow God, especially in the form of giving money to some specific ministry of the charlatan, you will be rich, healthy, and have all your wildest dreams fulfilled. Joshua is placed at the beginning of the second section, which concludes with Malachi. Living according to how he is and how he created the world to work should lead to a rewarding and “prosperous” life. What It Meant For Joshua 3.2. In the Old Testament, to prosper (צָלֵַח | ṣālēaḥ) essentially means to “accomplish satisfactorily what is intended.”17 Moreover, “real prosperity results from the work of God in the life of one who seeks God with all [their] heart (2 Chr 31:21; cf. Daniel and his friends succeeded in their efforts in exile in Babylon, with God’s help (Dan 3:30; 6:28 [Hb. Dt 31:6, 7, 23) and the frequent Deuteronomic warning, “do not turn from it to the right or to the left” (Jos 1:7 cf. God has ways that are eternal, and have existed eternally in him. 573 likes. However, this verse in Joshua is true if one will allow God to be the one to define what it is to be “prosperous and successful.” He has put us on the earth as bearers of his divine image so that in the area of “producing, multiplying, and subduing the earth” (Gen 1:28), we can prosper. Hence, Joshua is told to keep the Book of the Law not on his heart or mind, but one his mouth (Jos 1:8).10, In the Hebrew Bible, there are three main sections: (1) The Torah (a.k.a. Jesus Christ prospered in every way. will be added (Mt 6:33). Joshua had no bridge or boats, and yet he must believe that God, having ordered the people over, would open a way. Jeremiah spoke several times of the wicked not succeeding in their evil intents (Jer 2:37; 5:28; 13:10; 22:30 [2x]; 32:5). C" Then you will have success ( Joshua 1:8). Putting it into practice, however can be rather difficult — requiring much strength and courage (Jos 1:6). Joshua 1:8 Amplified Bible (AMP). 29]). Commentary on Joshua 8:3-22 (Read Joshua 8:3-22) Observe Joshua's conduct and prudence. The fallen world makes trouble a foreseen conclusion, and Jesus even promised that trouble would come, even as he promised that he has overcome all of it for us. All his orders to the people, and his judgments, must be according to the law of God. In your family? 1. i. 1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, a the Lord said to Joshua b son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2 “Moses my servant is dead. 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Thus, the Hebrew Scriptures are structured around this concept, emphasizing its great importance.11, The Book of the Law12 (תּוֹרָה | tôrâ) probably, primarily refers to the law outlined in Deuteronomy, which is recalled by the thrice-repeated phrase “be strong and very courageous” (Jos 1:6, 7, 9 cf. #4 “Then you will be prosperous and successful.” God knows how he would prosper us. #1 “Keep this Book of Law…” The first five books of the Bible are generally considered the Law. Commentary on Joshua 1:5-9 (Read Joshua 1:5-9) Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. These ways and this kingdom are encoded in “this Book of the Law.” Joshua was being commissioned to steward the chosen people of God into the land of promise. KJV This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Joshua 1:8. And, in virtually all of these few cases, success is related to seeking the LORD and/or following the LORD’s commands (e.g., Dt 29:9, Jos 1:7-8, 1 Ki 2:3, 2 Ki 18:7).23, I say all that to say, what is in view here is not worldly success or financial prosperity, but “succeeding in life’s proper endeavors.”24 And one’s proper endeavors do not entail preoccupation with worldly success or financial prosperity, but utter devotion to the LORD — “holiness and obedience.”25, On the cusp of The Promised Land, we are not told that The LORD gives Joshua military or economic advice. Joshua 1:8 - Ang aklat na ito ng kautusan ay huwag mahihiwalay sa iyong bibig, kundi iyong pagbubulayan araw at gabi, upang iyong masunod na gawin ang ayon sa lahat na nakasulat dito: sapagka't kung magkagayo'y iyong pagiginhawahin ang iyong lakad, at kung magkagayo'y magtatamo ka ng mabuting kawakasan. The Bible calls this righteousness, and Jesus said that if we seek it, along with the kingdom of God, all these things will be added to us so that we need not worry for provision. You'll find David Jeremiah's introduction to the Book of Joshua on page 275-276 of The Jeremiah Study Bible. It consists of the narratives of the creation of the world and of God’s first revelation to his vicarious people through Abraham, and the code of law, of which the Ten Commandments stand paramount. Verse Commentary Joshua 1:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Joshua 1:8, NIV: "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.Then you will be prosperous and successful." Joshua 1:8 – This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. 1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Anything else is hypocrisy and a poor witness. 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, f as I promised Moses. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”. day and night, that thou mayest observe to do . With “prosperity” and “success” properly understood, in the eyes of the LORD, the answer is rather simple. Joshua 1:8 KJV. Joshua steps into the empty place, receives the same great promise, is assured of the same Presence, and is to obey the same law. Memorize Joshua 1:8 after watching a brief video tutorial demonstrating the How to Memorize Any Bible Verse in Less Than Five Minutes method below: The Troubling Origins of Princeton University, “Thanks-living” | Colossians 3:12-17 Sermon, “Preach the Word. When someone meditates on God’s word, it involves repeatedly reflecting on the word of the LORD in order to conform one’s life to the word of the LORD.5, Ultimately, instead of one’s self, the focus of such meditation is the LORD (Ps 63:6), His works (Pss 77:12), and/or His law (Jos 1:8, Ps 1:2).6 — which was probably read or recited out loud.7, Silent reading was rare in the ancient world.8 And the verb meditate (הָגָה | hāgâ) is more frequently translated “utter”, “mutter”, “moan”, “groan”, or “declare.”9 Therefore, the meditation in view here is probably audible. 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. That he also received material wealth and reproductive fruitfulness was a bonus, but not the point. We are virtually promised to face persecution if we live a godly life (2 Tim 3:12). God is certainly able to bless us with worldly success and financial prosperity, but this is no guarantee — no magic formula. Joshua 1:8. Whatever God deems right for us in the way of career, financial success, and relational prosperity is what will be best, and what we should want him to do. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. 8. Joshua Book Introduction. God speaks to us in a very personal way. Joshua 1:8 New King James Version (NKJV). Joshua 1:8, Malachi 4:4, and Ps 1:2 all speak of meditating on and/or remembering to be faithful to the law (תּוֹרָה | tôrâ). He has also called us Christians to “make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:18), and in that he would most definitely have us prosper. Many will take passages like Joshua 1:8, Ps 37:4 and others (Ps 1:3, Ps 34:10, Ps 37:25, Prov 10:15, Prov 16:3, Job 36:11)15 as guarantees for success in all one’s endeavors and financial prosperity if one is truly righteous. According to Webster’s Dictionary, to meditate often entails “engag[ing] in mental exercise (as concentration on one’s breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness.”3 This practice usually has its roots in Eastern religions.4, However, this differs from the meditation we find in the Old Testament. For to “be strong and very courageous” does not refer primarily to being strong and courageous in battle, but being strong and courageous when living an obedient life devoted to the instruction of the LORD.28, In my view, the same key to success for Joshua is the same key to success — true success — today. Moreover, some of the most faithful followers of Christ suffered horribly during their life, and faced death by way of brutal execution (e.g., Paul (2 Cor 11:24-28), the Disciples, and countless other martyrs who have died for the faith over the last two millennia). Used by permission. Our first and foremost priority is to seek God.29. Then you will be prosperous and successful. ESV 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. Job, whose name is synonymous with suffering, prospered in that he maintained his character to the end. He wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written: In this act of obedience w e see Joshua as a man of the Book, obeying the command of Joshua 1:8. In the course of that conflict, Jehovah intervened and sent great stones from heaven, killing many of … 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Josh 1:8; Ps 1:3).”18, Out of the 69 times the verb translated prosper occurs in the Old Testament, 59 times it means to succeed in a particular endeavor — “almost always because of God’s gracious and ever-present hand.”19, For example, Abraham’s servant was given success by God in his mission to find a wife for Isaac (Gen 24:12, 40, 42, 56). Reach the World.” | 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Sermon, “Good Seed. The Messiah himself, when he was bruised, nevertheless would cause God’s will to “prosper” in his hand (Isa 53:10). Ver. Joshua 2 Sermon, Bible, Commentary, Lesson, Summary, Explanation. He is charged to meditate therein day and night, that he might understand it. Jarchi restrains it to the book of Deuteronomy now before him: but thou shalt meditate therein day and night; Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River c into the land d I am about to give to them e —to the Israelites. I think we all want good success. Joshua was one of the twelve scouts who explored the land of Canaan (Num 13:8); he and Caleb were the only two of the twelve to give a positive report and resist the people's demands to appoint a new leader and return to Egypt (Num 14:1-9). 8 לֹֽא־יָמ֡וּשׁ סֵפֶר֩ הַתּוֹרָ֨ה הַזֶּ֜ה מִפִּ֗יךָ וְהָגִ֤יתָ בּוֹ֙ יוֹמָ֣ם וָלַ֔יְלָה לְמַ֨עַן֙ תִּשְׁמֹ֣ר לַעֲשׂ֔וֹת כְּכָל־הַכָּת֖וּב בּוֹ֑ כִּי־אָ֛ז תַּצְלִ֥יחַ אֶת־דְּרָכֶ֖ךָ וְאָ֥ז תַּשְׂכִּֽיל׃1, 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Most people tend to talk about what they think about. Woe to the perpetrators of this lie (Mt 18:6). All rights reserved. “How does the devout Bible student explain the ‘long day’ that is related in the book of Joshua?” Joshua, chapter 10, contains the account of a great battle between the children of Israel and the pagan Amorites. Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. #2 “…always on your lips;” In order for the Word to have a place on the lips, one must have the Word on the mind. # 4 “ then you will have good success whose name is synonymous with suffering prospered. 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