Joshua 1:1-5:15 is a period of about one month. Joshua 6:1-13:7 is a period of about seven years! Though God made the Israelites fight for the Promised Land we quickly recognize that there were seasons of fighting and seasons of resting, reflecting, and rejuvenating. God’s leadership and God’s timing are always perfect.
The fourth commandment is to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. This commandment is NOT repeated in the New Testament. The principle still applies, but the day of worship and celebration has changed because of the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.