Re:Verse reading–Joshua 1 (day three)
“Moses my servant is dead.” The question for Israel was this: How would they go on now? As gifted as Joshua was, no amount of passion, reason, talent, skill, principle, vision, or sense of history can bear the weight of the future without one crucial element: love. Moses made the point: Love arises only when a person places his heart, soul, mind, and strength at God’s disposal, and then radiates that character towards all others. Paul elaborated on that point: Without love, my skill set won’t matter in the long run. When a leadership era ends in a nation, in a movement, or in a family, these groups often disintegrate when they depend on vision alone, or principle alone, or passion alone. Without love, none of these traits will generate an eternal kind of life. Learn love, and build to last.