"'In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and
will make you to be a covenant for the people.'"
At 2,625 feet (800 meters), Mount Nebo towers above the Jordan River. Standing on Mount Nebo at sunset, I can look down and see the river winding its way through the valley, watering the fruit and vegetables growing on both sides in Jordan and Israel. Across the Jordan, the late afternoon sun reflects off rush-hour traffic in Jerusalem. Before 20th century modernization, you could see the land as Moses saw it, stretching all the way to the Mediterranean.
Below I can see the oasis where Elijah ministered and was then taken up into heaven. Moses’ successor, Joshua, led God’s people into the land and conquered their enemies. The meaning of his name is significant. Joshua is the Hebrew name, which translated into Greek, is Yeshua, or Jesus in English; Joshua = Jesus = “God saves” or “God delivers” or “Yahweh is salvation”. Joshua accomplished what Moses could not. As the greater Joshua, Jesus accomplished what Joshua could not, conquering sin and death and leading us triumphantly into the Promised Land.
1 Corinthians 10:1-11
WHAT GOOD NEWS IT IS THAT CHRIST JESUS IS OUR GREATER JOSHUA - A MIGHTY SAVIOR WHO GIVES US VICTORY OVER SIN!
Bible In A Year
- Numbers 8-9
- Psalm 65
- John 6