Now that Moses is dead, God instructs Joshua to take the people and go and possess the land that He had already given to them. Joshua, up until this point, has seen all that God has done. But now he is to go into the land that was promised and take it. It’s now all too real. Joshua, it’s your turn. But don’t be afraid, no one can stand against you. I will be with you as I was with Moses.
Joshua was about to embark on the biggest “mission” of his life. And here God gives him a promise to reassure him that. Whatever God has called us to do, we should rest knowing that God will never leave us nor forsake us. God didn’t leave Joshua in his time of need, and neither will he leave you in your time of need.