Joshua 23: All Things Are Possible with God
In Joshua chapter 23, we are still approaching the death of Joshua. However, he has some final words to tell the people of Israel that will hopefully guide them well into the future.
Most of what he talked about is sticking close to God because He never fails, but I am going to show you one other verse that is definitely related, but I found really interesting.
Jos 23:9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
Jos 23:10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
This is a pretty powerful image. While it is rather unbelievable to think that one person could beat 1000, God is using this as representative of his power. If He wanted that to happen, He could make that happen.
With only human power, there is no way that that would happen. The 1000 people would beat the one person every time. However, with the power of God, all things are possible. His power is greater than the combined power of all of those 1000 people.
Mat 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Jesus said this while He was asking people if a camel could fit through the eye of a needle. Everyone said that it was impossible, but Jesus responded and said that God can do anything.
These passages fit together very well, and I think that they remind us that we have to think about God being beyond humanity and human boundaries. If we try to limit Him to what seems possible in the world, we’re obviously discounting what that is capable of, and we really should not do that.