Teaching Kids Key Life Learnings from 100 Biblical Characters: No. 27 – Joshua

What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Joshua?

Context (Numbers 13:1-14:10):  Many things could be said about Joshua.  He and Caleb were the only of God’s People that were allowed not only to travel through the 40 years in the desert, but to enter the Promised Land.  Joshua took over leadership from Moses to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land and to defeat their enemies.

Today I want to focus on Joshua’s trust in the Lord even as a young man.  He was one of the 12 spies that were sent into the Promised Land to spy out the land and the people living there and to bring a report back to the rest of God’s People.

Key Life Learnings:

  • Trusting God in the land of the Giants (Numbers 13:1-14:10):  When Moses sent the 12 spies from the 12 tribes into the Promised Land he instructed them to go up into the land to see the quality of the land and the strength of the people living there.  What they found was a bountiful land but it was filled with giants living in fortified cities.  When they reported back, 10 of the spies could only focused on the giants living there and how they would be destroyed by them.  Joshua and Caleb focused on the bounty of the land and how they should trust God to defeat the giants.  Sadly, the people sided with the 10 spies and refused to go in.  What giants are in the way of you walking into the God’s Promised Land for you?  Will you trust God for the bounty he has for you or will you just keep staring at the giants?

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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