18th March: Joshua 18-19 – God has given us so much … How much are we giving ourselves to Him?

Joshua

18:1-19:51  –  ‘How long will you be slack to go in and take possession of the land, which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?’ (18:3). God has given us so much: ‘His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness’. How much are we giving ourselves to Him? – ‘Make every effort to add to your faith… If you do this you will never fail; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’ (2 Peter 1:3-11). In Joshua, we see a fine example of the Christlike spirit – ‘not to be served but to serve’ (Mark 10:45). After ‘they had finished distributing the… land’, Joshua received his ‘inheritance’. He led with the attitude of a servant. He wasn’t ‘in it only for what he could get out of it’ – the city he chose had to be ‘rebuilt’ (49-50)!

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