Moses has passed on and the mantel now falls upon the next generation. Joshua must continue the quest for the Land. In this commission we see the Lord promise Joshua success in the venture. In Verse 5 he says: No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

But in verse 8 he says that success will depend upon their study and dedication to the scriptures. God tells Joshua:  Do not let this book…depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Nothing or nobody can stand against a person committed to learning and obeying God’s Word!