In the Book of Joshua, God acclaimed to His people that He was prepared to bless them with a heritage and riches in a new land. He was willing to forgive the sins of their past. God’s main expectation that the people prepare their hearts and minds to serve Him and obey Him continually. The key to blessing is obedience. The key to obedience is commitment. The key to commitment is preparation. The key to preparation is a vow to serve(Joshua 1).
Our vow to God in the form of repentance, yielded to God and active confession, activates God’s grace and salvation in our lives (Romans 10:9,10, I John5:7,9).