Joshua Installed as Leader
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. 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. 3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Joshua became the leader of the Nation of Israel after Moses died. God appointed Joshua. Joshua witnessed the Egyptian plagues and the exodus. Joshua was the personal aide to Moses for 40 years in the wilderness. He was also one of the 12 scouts to go in and scope out the Promised Land. He was one of the two spies who trusted God and wanted to conquer the Promised Land. Joshua was well prepared to lead the Nation of Israel. In order to have a smooth transition, new leaders need to be trained. Have you ever been trained for a new position, or have you needed to train another person for a job? Take time to prepare someone for a leadership position or a job. When you take the time to invest in someone else, a job can run efficiently. Do you want to be a leader? Learn from others so that you will be prepared when opportunity arrises.