There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass. ~Joshua 21:45
As we get older, we realize the importance of being patient and waiting. After a long wait, all of Israel received their inheritance and had settled into the land that God had promised them. The closing verse of Joshua 21 states,“There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken.” God’s Word and promises are fail-safe. Let us see how Joshua and the Israelites saw this come to pass.
We see the Lord and the soil.
“And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.” The land described as flowing with milk and honey was now theirs. The people possessed the land that was only a dream for many years. They had to fight and conquer the people that were in the land, but the Lord gave them the land. Without the Lord, this land would never have come about. Land represented their homesteads, their stability, and a place they could call home.
We see the Lord and their serenity.
“And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers.” God gave them rest round about. They had rest from clashes. They had rest from catastrophes. They had rest from crisis. They had rest from their critics. Rest means there was peace around them. The surrounding nations knew that God’s hand was upon Israel and that it would be futile to fight with them. When God is round about us, there is peace.
We see the Lord and their superiority.
“There stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.” What an amazing thing! None of their enemies could stand up to them. God is for His people and not against them. We are of God, and greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. Someone has once said, “With God, we are the majority.” God’s people have superiority over the enemy’s lies, attacks, fiery darts, and intimidating threats.
We see the Lord and their success.
“There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.” When Joshua assumed his role as their leader, God promised him good success. Good success is always associated with obedience to God’s Word. Everything God said He would do, He did. They had land, cities, places to raise their cattle, and ground ready for planting and growing a harvest. Most important, their success could be traced to the fact that they had faith in God to do through them what needed to be done.
God’s people are fail-safe when we obey the Lord, make His Word the priority in our life, have faith in Him, and live a life that is pleasing to Him at all tim