“Take for yourself Joshua.”
~ Numbers 27:18

Knowing his tenure was almost over, Moses asked for a replacement.

Why did God use the word ‘take’, Joshua’s not an object?

Whenever ‘take’ is used in relation to people, it means take them with words, convince and persuade them. Apparently, Joshua needed to hear about the reward.

But why, isn’t leadership a great honour?

Taking responsibility is not a vacation. On the contrary, it’s fraught with challenges and difficulty. So, even the greatest need some sweet-talking to accept it.