Joshua 24 “Choose today whom you will serve” As his last recorded discourse, Joshua recounts once more all that God has done for their people, starting all the way back with Abraham and ending with the present day situation. After many years of conflict, slavery, war, exile, and wandering - during which God did not... Continue Reading →
Joshua 23 “If you disobey the Lord will no longer fight for you” In Joshua’s last warnings to Israel, he repeats two concepts several times. The first, to remember what the Lord has done for them, in fighting for them to conquer many peoples and give them the land He promised them. None of the... Continue Reading →
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.
God's promises show his blessings, and his blessings prove his promises.
The cities of refuge are a foreshadowing of the absolute refuge we receive through the gospel of Jesus
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?
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.
Caleb showed his faith when he boldly asked for what he was to inherit. Acsah showed her faith when she boldly asked to inherit something else that was good. Will you boldly show your faith the next time you ask God for something?