1. Joshua 1:1 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why was Joshua chosen to lead God's people?

Joshua 1:1 (ESV)

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant,

We are not specifically told why Moses chose Joshua to be his aide, but we do know that he had the qualifications necessary for leadership of God’s people. Joshua was filled with the Holy Spirit (Numbers 27:18) and his life showed a consistent pattern of obedience (Numbers 32:12).