Warfare is a part of Israel’s history. The world was a dangerous place. God’s people never picked a fight unless God commanded them to. They were not warriors. They had been slaves but now they were free. As they make their way to the promised land – God teaches them to live by faith. He prepares them to be soldiers, just as He prepares us for the spiritual battle of our lives.
Each chapter of Joshua animates principles of warfare. Israel did not fight the way other nations fought. Their battles were God’s battles. Their victories were God’s victories!
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 6.12
Check out Exodus 15:1-13 to see how Moses felt about His warrior King!