After the death of Moses, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel” (Joshua 1:1-2).
Moses died. But the work of God moves on. In a very direct and no nonsense way, the Lord tells Joshua that he must take over for Moses and lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. However, this was not going to be some picnic or walk in the park. Joshua was about to embark on a new role with far greater responsibilities and burdens than he had ever known before.