Deuteronomy 6:23 (NIV)
He brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land that He promised an oath to our forefathers.
The book of Joshua records the history of the conquest of Canaan by Israel. Having led the people “out” of Egypt, God now leads them “in.” God is always leading us somewhere good. There are many lessons to learn along the way as was evidenced by the Children of Israel as they traveled from Egypt to Canaan. The movement goes away from something and toward something else in our walk with God. What has God taken you “out” of (dysfunctions, addictions, despair) and “into” (“…into His wonderful light” I Pet. 2:9). How far have you traveled over the past year in your spiritual growth and maturity? What major life lessons have you discovered? What are you moving away from? What are you moving toward?