Life Applications and Lessons in the Book of Joshua (Vol. 71)

The Book of Joshua is filled with life applications and lessons for us. Let’s take a look at some of them and see how we can apply them to our daily lives.

life applications and lessons in Joshua


If you are joining us for the first time, welcome! Our Friday post is just a simple look at the scriptures we read the prior week. We like to look at what was going on at the time and how the scriptures could apply to our personal lives.

Obedience Quote

There seems to be a common theme of obedience in this week’s scripture readings. Here are a few things I saw as I read the Book of Joshua this week.

Life Applications and Lessons 

Do your part in obedience, and let the Lord take away any disgrace and shame from your past.

  • The Lord gave them very specific directions to carry out, which did not make a lot of “human” sense. The Lord’s ways are much higher than ours, and He knows best. He knows the plan and the outcome!
  • Our job is to trust the Lord and follow His instructions, even when they don’t make sense or we THINK we know a better way.
His ways life lessons Isaiah 55:9

Joshua 7:1

When Achan let greed take over, he took what was set apart for destruction, and the destruction came upon him.

Joshua 7:7

  • Their location wasn’t the problem, sin and disobedience was the problem.
  • They wouldn’t have been content to stay on the other side of the Jordan, because God had put the dream in their hearts.
  • When the Lord gives you a dream, pursue it. Fulfillment and contentment comes from living our God-given dreams.
  • Living out your God-given dreams requires obedience.
Desires of your heart life applications scriptures Psalms 20:4

Joshua 9:14

Many times when we get comfortable, especially after a victory, we tend to make “easy” decisions on our own, instead of consulting the Lord in prayer. These decisions can easily turn out badly.

Joshua 10:25-42

  • Joshua was obedient and obeyed all of the instructions of the Lord, and the Lord blessed them.
  • When we live an obedient life, we experience the Lord’s blessings.
Success life application Scripture Proverbs 2:7

Life Applications and Lessons in Bible Study

Please join us as we read the Word each week and share your insights on these scriptures as well.

Life Applications and Lessons Resources

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If you have joined me recently, these daily life applications from the Bible are examples of some of the comments I am writing in the Bibles I am giving to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school. Click here to see the post where I explain this eternal gift idea. I want to give them all the resources I can to use in today’s world!

Joshua is filled with such great instruction for our daily lives. I would love to hear from you. As you read these scriptures, please share in the comments other nuggets that you find.

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Until next week…

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“All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17

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  1. Love these posts so much, Susan! Learning to trust and obey His ways is one of the hardest lessons of the Bible because you truly cannot have one without the other. While I’m constantly working on it, it’s definitely gotten better over the years. Thanks for the sweet reminder that His plans will always be a million times better than our own. Even if we don’t understand it at the time. Big hugs, CoCo

    1. You are so right – I think it does get a little easier as we get older. I guess maturity and experience seeing Him work, all play into the equation. There are so many times I wish I would have learned lessons earlier, but I guess going through things is part of the process. Thank goodness for Grace!

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