Joshua is a prime example of the benefits of a worthy mentor. For years he remained close to Moses. He watched Moses as he followed God in an almost flawless manner. He learned to pray in a personal way from Moses. He learned how to obey through the example of Moses. And he learned how to stand solely on the Word of God.
“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.” (Joshua 1:8) The Old Testament is full of stories of how the people “forgot” God and His Word and suffered terrible consequences, however Joshua was faithful and true to God’s Word. He was mentored by Moses, and always pointed to the Word of God.
The Word of God has to be our foundation and our source of everything. If we stray from it our lives will suffer just as those before us. If we take heart and meditate on the Word day and night our lives will be fruitful and complete lacking nothing.
“I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.” (Psalm 119:16)