03.28.2016 Old Testament: Jos 22.1–4
To read the Bible in a year, read Joshua 21–22 on March 28, In the year of our Lord 2016
By Don Ruhl
Many talk today, deemphasizing obedience, saying that it is not necessary for salvation, and they hope by making such declarations that they will glorify the grace of God, but friends, you will never see anywhere in the Bible where the Lord speaks against obedience, but as you will see in this text from Joshua, that the Lord wants obedience and blesses us when we follow Him,
Then Joshua called the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, and said to them: “You have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you. You have not left your brethren these many days, up to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God. And now the LORD your God has given rest to your brethren, as He promised them; now therefore, return and go to your tents and to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you on the other side of the Jordan” (Joshua 22.1–4).
Did Joshua rebuke those tribes for doing what the Lord commanded? Does this mean they earned their land inheritance? No to both questions. Doing what the Lord said to do is just that, doing what the Lord said to do. Be sure that you never speak against any of His commands in anyway.
- Why does the Lord bless us?
- When does the Lord bless us?