Old Testament: Jos 24.6–7
To read the Bible in a year, read Joshua 23–24 on March 29, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023
By Don Ruhl
It was toward the end of the life of Joshua, the man who had replaced Moses, and who led Israel into the Land of Canaan, subdued it, and helped Israel inherit the land that God had promised them, and Joshua reminded Israel of how the Lord had helped them escape Egypt, survive the wilderness, and enter the Promised Land. The Lord said, as quoted by Joshua:
“Then I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and you came to the sea; and the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea. So they cried out to the LORD; and He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, brought the sea upon them, and covered them. And your eyes saw what I did in Egypt. Then you dwelt in the wilderness a long time.”
– Joshua 24.6–7
Often in the Old Testament, prophets reminded Israel of the work that God did to deliver them from Egypt, reminding them of the plagues, and how he drowned the Egyptians in the sea.
Joshua reminded them of this event that they might remember how the Lord would continue to work for them, if only they would put their faith in him, and thus never fear anyone or anything.
Should not the church learn the same thing? We believe in the same God.
- How much of God’s hand in church history do you know?
- Do you believe that the Lord is with you through all your trials and tribulations?
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