May we be convicted to attend church, not to "earn" favor with you (which is impossible) but to take up our position as part of the body of Christ and be functioning and active members of it.

Though not knowing Jesus, Joshua demonstrates Christ-like sacrifice on behalf of the people God called him to lead.

we enter not into that rest, as we might by faith, and hope, and holy joy; we live not in heaven, as we might by setting our affections on things above and having our conversation there. How long shall it be thus with us?

Joshua 17

When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you.

Actions begin in the heart. If we believe what God says is true, we will take the necessary steps to complete that faith.

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