Joshua gives the children of Israel his farewell address. Joshua is old and advanced in age, his time to depart is almost here. Joshua’s farewell speech is very similar to what the Lord had told him back in Joshua 1. The land was already divided, all they had to do was finish conquering it. Therefore, he tells them be very courageous to keep and do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses. Stick to God’s word and do what it says. Secondly, keep your eyes on God. Stick with Him because He already has driven out your enemies and no one will be able to stand against you.
Joshua told the people what he knew and what he had learned. Discipleship is very similar to that. We take what the Lord has taught us and we teach it to someone else. We teach them to stick to God’s word, to learn it inside and out. Then we teach them to hang onto the Lord. Keep your eyes on Him and to love the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul (Matthew 22:37).