Farewell

Joshua’s Retirement Speech - Joshua 23:1 – 23:8 (commentary)

In this passage we find Joshua’s retirement speech. His long life started in Egyptian bondage and ended in a worship service in the Promised Land. He had been used to lead Israel in defeating the enemy, conquering the land, and claiming the promised inheritance. He is now approac …

Transfer From Samuel to Saul - I Samuel 12:1 – 12:5 (commentary)

In the opening verses of Chapter 12, Samuel gives his farewell speech as their Judge (vv.1-2). He was a remarkable man, and now he is succeeded by Saul. He promises here to continue to intercede for the people and provide prophetic guidance. He asks the Israelites to point out an …