Chapter One - God Meant Us to Be

What Joshua saw in Moses, he put into practice. Joshua learned to take the problem to God, vent his feelings, praise God, believe God, and most of all, love God. All the Israelites died in the wilderness because they took problems to each other, complained, and remained in misery until they perished in the desert. Moses didn’t die in the wilderness because he took the problem straight to the heart of God and talked to God.

After Moses died, God directly commissioned, encouraged, and strengthened Joshua, and Joshua directly obeyed the voice of God.

After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: ‘Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go (Jos 1- 2,5,9).

Moses’ and Joshua’s relationship was all about God! A mentor is a conduit not an end. God was the Beginning and the End for both Moses and Joshua. God is the Beginning and the End for you and me! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last (Re 22:13).

Examples of mentoring are in movies like Star Wars (Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker) and The Lord of the Rings (Gandalf to Frodo). Even in the true story of Seabiscuit, C.S. Howard and Tom Smith’s love and training to Red Pollard produced victories on Seabiscuit. These movies make defining moments wiser, passing their wisdom to their student, and their

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