Re:Verse reading–Joshua 23; Joshua 24:14-15 (day four)
You would have thought that Israel would have understood that God was true to His word. They had seen His hand at work for Israel…they had been reminded over and over from Moses and Joshua of His deliverance…they had experienced firsthand His provision…yet, Israel failed to be obedient and found God true to His word in judgment as well. We could be hard on them…why couldn’t they learn?
God has given us some commands as well. Do not seek revenge…forgive…turn the other cheek…ask and it shall be given you…do not worry…walk in faith…walk in the Spirit. Why don’t we obey Him? We’ve seen Him at work, we’ve been reminded over and over in sermons and bible studies, He has even done mighty works in our own lives…why do we struggle to obey? We are told that we need to spend time with God daily in bible study; we should pray and ask God’s counsel; and we should wait on the Lord. Maybe we need to make a commitment that we will serve the Lord! Fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity.