Re:Verse reading–Joshua 2 (day three)
“Now then, please swear to me by the Lord.” Some people hear of the Lord, and they recoil in fear. They loathe the thought of turning their allegiance to anyone higher than themselves, but the sweat runs cold when they consider that the Lord might be powerful enough to call them to account for the way they live. Anyone so inclined is doomed, as the Bible clearly communicates. Other people hear of the Lord, and they sigh with relief. They finally see that the universe has a solid ground on which they can rest their lives. The Lord is now the reference point for everything they see, think, and do. Anyone so inclined is saved, as Rahab testifies: “God is God in heaven and on the earth below.” Do you recoil in fear, or sigh with relief?