Joshua 13:1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.
Joshua has led the Israeli army across the Jordan River. He directed the battles. God used Joshua to divide up much of the land. Joshua is now old. He is probably between 85 and 100 years of age. Stricken in years indicates that time has taken its toll. Physically he is not what he used to be. Mentally there are challenges there never were before.
You would think that maybe it is time to stop, to relax, to sit out the rest till he dies, but that is not God’s will. There is still much to be done. He is to reengage, retire, get to work, and finish the job.
Our rest comes when we get to heaven. Till then, we are to be busy about the Father’s work. We are to work while it is still day. We must work now for the night is coming.