Daily Archives: April 13, 2012

Joshua 22-24, Luke 12:1-31

“Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel.”

And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and obey him.” Joshua 23:23-24

“I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God. Luke 12:8-9 

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Luke 12:15 

Israel promised to serve and obey the Lord. Joshua knew they wouldn’t be able to follow through. A monument served as a witness and reminder of their intentions.

I feel like a poster child for salvation. I love the Lord my God with all my heart. My mind, soul and strength, however, lag a bit behind.

I know God sent his only Son Jesus to take the punishment for all of my imperfections. The cross testifies to how high a price the Savior paid to cancel our sin debt.

In the Scriptures, Jesus cautions that worldly cares will trip us up. Wishes for do-overs pepper many of my days. When I fall, I’m quick to point out the One who covers my sins, but my conscience still ends up bruised. The scabs of life make me long for heaven more every day.

“O to grace how great a debtor I am daily constrained to be.”

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Robert Robinson 1735-1790


Even so, come Lord Jesus.



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