A key lesson to learn on where success actually comes from. Gleaning from the pinnacle of achievement for the Nation of Israel, a promise kept after 600 yrs and a string of mind blowing miracles. The Nation is assembled to hear the victory speech from God as told to Joshua. What will he say? The answer is likely not the pat on the back they expected. His key point – “This victory had nothing to do with you – in fact you guys are not very good soldiers – I gave you victory”…hindsight is 20/20 … the plot thickens…
Words of wisdom from a dying valiant man… Joshua’s full and obedient life is drawing to a close. Before “departing”, he takes time to encourage his people and provides for them the key to avoiding spiritual danger. Spiritual danger leads to prison, slavery and blindness. Obedience to God’s revealed will is the only safe and blessed way forward.
It all starts out so innocently and the next thing you know it’s a tangled mess… This weeks message navigates through this tricky terrain.
Our story in Joshua 22 tells us of the soldiers of Israel who after fighting with there fellow countrymen had to face being on the other side of the Jordan and isolated from them by water and mountains made them feel they had to create a large altar to worship and feel still a part of their original homeland.Their intentions were good but they were misunderstood.
For thousands of years men of God have been misunderstood.
Jesus himself was one of the most misunderstood people on planet earth.
His great love and power that he demonstrated to us by his healing the sick and raising the dead was too much for mortal man to handle while they were searching for a King with earthly wisdom Christ chose on this marvelous day to come into town on a donkey colt.Palm Sunday is when he chose to teach us humility.Christ died for the misunderstood…
Still Breathing? Haven’t kicked the bucket yet?… Good. Tag you’re it… “Life’s greatest achievements can come in old age, and there is no retirement age in the service of God”. J. Oswald Sanders. Caleb was 85 years of age He had not lost interest in life. He wanted his inheritance which God had promised, and he was prepared to engage the enemy.
He refused to stop living until he was dead.
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Your past is not your future, it can be if you let it, but hope sees through the haze to the future, and creates faith… faith for the next step, in which victory has already been provided should we choose to acknowledge it and do it God’s way, lets find out …
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