Like the Books of the Law, Joshua is chock-full of typology. The many Christ connections are powerful. However, through Joshua’s many military campaigns, the book also shows us how to live the Christian life successfully. Joshua is an important part of the map on the ultimate road trip through the Bible.
Three words capture the essence of theological meaning and Christian practice from this marvelous book of Old Testament history: Abundance, victory, and rest. Joshua pictures the abundant Christian life, the victorious Christian life, and our spiritual rest in Christ.
From Joshua we learn that the obedience of faith is the victory that overcomes the world and opens the windows of heaven from which pour the abundant blessings of God.