Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. (Joshua 1:3 ESV)
What I love about this verse is that the Lord has already given us the land. There is a tension of having been given the land, yet as Joshua went into the Land he had to fight to take it. The fight was with a certain victory. Israel never lost as long as they were walking with the Lord. Our relationship with him effects the victories we see. His desire is to give us the inheritance that is due, Yet Joshua found when they went up against AI, the sin in the camp and the presumption of the victory led to defeat. The paradox is that God has given us the land, yet we need to seek his wisdom and leading to take it..

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