1. Joshua 1:11 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why were the people to prepare their provisions?

Joshua 1:11 (ESV)

11 “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.’”

It is interesting that the people are to prepare their supplies for a journey rather than ready their weapons for battle. This is because the Lord will give them the land (Joshua 1:3).1