Joshua had to put the nation’s interests before his own.
He selflessly waited until the tribes had received their land assignments before proceeding to accept his family’s inheritance.
This reminds me of the self-sacrifice Christian elders demonstrate in the congregation and the patience that is expected of them and their families.
Today’s elders may never see physical blessings until God’s paradise fills the earth, yet they continue to selflessly put the congregation’s interests first, tirelessly concentrating on serving those commended to their care (Isa. 65:21,22; 1 Pet. 5:1-4).