As For Me and My House: Final Comments on Joshua

“As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Joshua 24: 15 (ESV)

Well, I have finished reading Joshua and am looking forward to continuing on to Judges.

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Joshua is all about God’s faithfulness in holding up His end of His covenant with the children of Israel. He’s delivered the Promised Land and driven out Israel’s enemies. Now it’s up to His people to serve Him in all ways and all things. He is their God and they are to be wholly His people. Just asĀ  He has blessed them thus far, God will continue to bless them as long as they continue to have faith in Him. Or not… The proverbial ball is in their court. They can either devote their lives to God and be blessed or serve other gods and be cursed.

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The Israelites, of course, proclaim their devotion to the LORD. I wonder, however, whether anyone can maintain that kind of faith for long. Life happens, after all and we all fall short.

Stay faithful, my friends.

Next stop; Judges.

Comments?

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7 thoughts on “As For Me and My House: Final Comments on Joshua

  1. Actually, Christopher, the closing verses of Joshua describe the total annihilation of every living thing in the Promised Land, including livestock, as commanded by their god.
    Do you have an expurgated version of the bible?

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    • Ark! Hey buddy!

      Read on, one of the problems in the Promised Land was that all the previous inhabitants were Not annihilated. As I said when I began this journey through the Bible is that we are going to pull out the big ideas. Because, if one doesn’t grasp the big ideas, then one is liable to come to all kinds of crazy conclusions.

      God Bless you Ark.

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      • Oh, I know that, Christopher. You should have worked out by what I really think of the bible, surely?

        But there are a lot of people and particularly children, who truly believe this stuff, notwithstanding the fact the best biblical scholars in the world, pretty much every Rabbi ( except a few extreme Orthodox) and every recognized archaeologist in the world consider the Pentateuch fiction.

        These are inescapable facts and it is up to responsible people, teachers in all fields, religious and otherwise, to ensure children especially are informed of the truth; they don’t need a whole bunch of lies.

        So, yeah, be my guest, Christopher. It would be great to read a truthful explanation of the last Chapter of Joshua.

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        • “…the best biblical scholars in the world, pretty much every Rabbi ( except a few extreme Orthodox) and every recognized archaeologist in the world consider the Pentateuch fiction.”

          This is hardly a meaningful statement. If one lacked the ability to interpret data and think critically, I could see how this would matter. Most of these people you refer to are half-witted morons, and I’m hoping, willfully ignorant. Using terms like “the best” and “recognized” and “pretty much every” — seriously?? LAME.

          You know it’s all true. You’re just being obtusely oblong. Trapezoidal, even.

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