“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.
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 as 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.
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.