SUMMARY: Be faithful
OVERVIEW: Joshua reminds Israel that God has kept his promises, and he wants them to follow God faithfully.
BIG IDEA: Obey God and be blessed.
KEY VERSE: Joshua 23:8 (Joshua’s reminder)
Rather, cling tightly to the Lord your God as you have done until now.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Be faithful to me in all things. Be careful to obey all I’ve instructed in the Bible. Don’t pick and choose what you agree with or self-select which truths you will believe. Hold fast to me and trust the path I lay before you. You will have multiple opportunities each day to align yourself with other gods, ideas, or philosophies. Disregard them. Rather, let them prompt you to tell others about me and the life I offer. I want to give you and others an abundant life. Choose me today and live the life I intended for you.
I have moved mountains for you—most of which you are unaware—and I will continue to do so as you follow me. I will fight for you and advocate for you. Others will promise the same, but their friendship will wane when it’s inconvenient. Instead, they will become snares and traps. I will be faithful to you. Faithfully follow me and see all I have planned.
Obey God in all things. Is there something you are tempted to do that is unhealthy? Do you want to modify what God called you to do? Don’t look to the left or right. Just obey.