“But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD” (Josh. 24:15).
In the book of Joshua, we see the grace of God given to those who repent, the wrath of God poured out on those who refuse to repent, the victory God grants to those who fight the battles God wants them to fight, man’s sinful tendency to lean on his own understanding, and our absolute need for the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse us from our sins.
While guiding us through Joshua, Pastor Mathew inspires us with the great promises and love of our covenant God. He confronts us with our sin and challenges us to repent of it and obediently follow Christ. He does what a good biblical scholar and pastor should do; he helps us to understand and apply the word of God so that we can see reality more clearly and live to please God.
"It has been said that the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. In my forty-seven years of ministry I have not seen this fact better illustrated than in Pastor Mathew's commentary on Joshua. His comprehensive grasp of both testaments and his enviable ease of ability to tie the two together comes through loud and clear.
This volume is written in direct and readable terms, providing a resource for theological and ethical reflection. The book on Joshua exemplifies the very best of expository preaching."
Dr. Joseph C. Hicks