Joshua 1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
The Scofield Study Bible offers this brief, insightful note: “The law of appropriation. God gives, but we must take.” Is that not the truth? The land was theirs. God had given it to them. The victory was theirs. God had already promised it to them. The battle was the Lord’s. He had said that He would fight for them (Deuteronomy 1:3; 3:22; 20:4). But they still had to go out to the battlefield and fight. They still had to engage the enemy and claim the victory God had given.
Consider these applications of this simple truth: