God does not “wing it”. God has had a plan the entire time, and is executing that plan in our lives. When we look at the life of Joshua, it is clear that he did not become Israel’s leader by chance. God selected him. What’s more, God not only selected Joshua, He made sure that Moses trained Joshua to be the right man for the job.
In the scripture for today, we see Joshua win a great victory. As he does, God instructs Moses to memorialize the important note for Joshua that the Amalekites are to be wiped out! For every generation after, Amalek was never to be a friend or ally.
Then we fast forward to they “giving of the law and covenant”. Here, we see that Moses and the elders went up to the mountain of God and had supper–Yup, Joshua was there. Finally, as Moses headed up the mountain to retrieve the stone tablets, Moses left Aaron and Hur, but Moses took Joshua. There was a great deal to see and do as the leader of God’s people, and God made sure that Joshua was a part of it.
1 Thessalonians 5:24, says, “He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.” God not only called Moses, but, He called Joshua. And because God is faithful, He not only called Joshua, but God also made sure Joshua was prepared and trained. When we move forward in our lives, we can be confident that as God calls us to serve Him, God Himself will have prepared a plan to train and equip us for the work that lies ahead. It is important that we seek the Lord and follow Him; but, it is also important for us to trust that God has a plan and will prepare us for our role in its execution and completion.
God Bless You
13 And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword.
14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord Is My Banner, 16 saying, “A hand upon the throne[c] of the Lord! The Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, 10 and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. 11 And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.
12 The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” 13 So Moses rose with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. 14 And he said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever has a dispute, let him go to them.”