Some problems in life take a long time to solve so God can increase your dependence on Him. Big problems are often solved after small problems are solved.
Using Joshua’s life Larry draws three principles about accessing the power of contentment. Joshua was rescued by God’s power (salvation). Joshua did not cop out of his responsibilities. Finally, Joshua accepted without complaint a difficult circumstance.
Men who provoke curiosity pant after God, admit their own sin and follow hard after God. Larry used the Passover, Deuteronomy 6 instructions to fathers, and Joshua 4 instructions about the twelve stones to drive home his point.