“And they came out with all their troops, a great horde, in number like the sand that is on the seashore, with very many horses and chariots …” (v4). When the kings of Canaan realized that Joshua and the Israelites were a true threat, “all these kings joined their forces” against them (v5). This was no ordinary warfare; Israel was outnumbered in every way, yet they were sure of victory. Nations that followed idols observed that “the Lord gave them into the hand of Israel” (v8).
“Do not be afraid of them …” (v6). Our trust is in the Lord, no matter how weak or outnumbered we feel in the face of temptations and trials. He will be victorious.