God commanded Joshua to place memorial stones in the Jordan where the priests stood and the people passed. Then He commanded stones taken from river and placed on land as a memorial, to tell the children.
After forty years God’s people come to the Jordan River as it overflows its banks. With their priests in the waters shouldering the ark, the river stops its flow and the people enter the Promised Land on dry ground.
Here is one of the most beautiful stories of salvation in the Old Testament. We meet Rahab, a remarkable sinner saved by faith. We hear her confession of faith, and see her faith in action, helping God’s servants.
Joshua gives the order to prepare to cross Jordan into the Promised Land. He brings up an old and serious matter with two and a half tribes and finds that they will honor their word to Moses with allegiance to Joshua.
Moses the Servant of God, is dead. God now addresses Joshua, the man who will lead the people into the Promise Land. He will encourage him to be brave, to be a man of Scripture, and not turn away from it.