As the leader of the people, Joshua waits until the end of the division of the Land to receive his inheritance. He asks for Timnat Serach in the mountains of Ephraim. Through the divine lottery, God grants his request. Unlike those who inherited places built by the Canaanites, Joshua would not be able to simply move in. He needs to build the city.
This is the task of leaders – to build where there is currently nothing. God has blessed many modern religious, political and business leaders in Israel who have followed this model with success. Communities, schools, organizations and institutions, in addition to flourishing landscapes, have risen from nothing as part of the miraculous growth of the State of Israel. Not to be forgotten are the military successes that led to Israel’s ability to reconquer her land thereby allowing for the country to grow in incredible ways. Considered the descendants of Joshua, the IDF is constantly at the ready to defend the land they love so that the Jewish people may dwell in peace.