Joshua chapter 11 explains how he took the initial supernatural success that God had given him and finished the task. Verse 8 is interesting and I never noticed it before. “Joshua made war a long time with all those kings.”

It reminds me of one of our family inside quotes we use with each other. It’s from the movie “Galaxy Quest.” The spoof Commander of the space ship says from his command chair, “Never give up! Never surrender!” We say that often to each other in a close a voice as this character used! It always causes us to smile when we hear it or say it!

You and I are often in Joshua’s situation. God has given us the victory and we need only carry on the battle. Unfortunately, the battle is a life long struggle against the kings of darkness.

As I teach and preach, I try always to be aware of the fact that many to whom I speak are ready to throw in the towel.  And the truth is, In fact, I find myself there also. Maybe you reading this right now have come to the point where you want to give up. Please see me smile as I say, “Never give up! Never surrender.”

Dr. V. Raymond Edman, for many years president of Wheaton College, would frequently remind the student body, “It’s always too soon to quit.”