The good life the people of Israel enjoyed in the land did not last long. The reason for this was because of their sinfulness. The time period we cover in this part of our journey though the Bible is the period of cycles the nation experienced.
Moses is dead and Israel now has a new leader. Joshua was Moses’ assistant and he was given the task of leading the people of God out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land after Moses’ death. The Lord gives Joshua a formal commission to “be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:6, 7, and 9).