“When they had finished distributing the several territories of the land as inheritances, the people of Israel gave an inheritance among them to Joshua” (v49). Joshua, along with Caleb, were the only two of their generation to enter the Promised Land because they alone believed that God would conquer their enemies. Joshua had taken over leadership when Moses died, and he led the tribes in battle and then encouraged them to move into their allotted territories. Finally, Joshua received his own portion of land.
“And he rebuilt the city and settled in it” (v50). The end of Joshua’s life required as much faith as the beginning; we never grow past needing to trust God for new endeavors.