Many people think that crossing the Jordan River is a metaphor for death and that entering the Promised Land stands for heaven. However, if the Promised Land were heaven, we wouldn’t encounter enemies. Instead, the book of Joshua depicts a faithful life in the world, claiming our inheritance in Christ. What Paul’s letter to the Ephesians teaches doctrinally, the book of Joshua depicts practically.
Live Fearlessly: A Study in the Book of Joshua p.27