The Lesser Magistrate

Joshua 1:10
Joel Webbon

Immediately after assuming his position in the government of Israel, as the successor of Moses, Joshua begins to work toward the obedience of God and the blessing of the people. And the lesser magistrates (officers) immediately attend to Joshua to receive their orders. Joshua could have accomplished little without his officers’ eagerness to execute his commands. Scripture requires us to be subject, not only to “the king as supreme, but to governors as to those that are sent by him” (1 Peter 2:13-14).