Today’s reading: Joshua 24:29-33
The final few verses of Joshua provide us with information about Joshua’s death and bring us to the close of an important era for the Israelites.
Joshua stepped up to lead Israel upon Moses’s death, and what an outstanding job he did! Guiding this group of strong-willed people was a challenging task and then some, and yet he faithfully pressed forward, urging and encouraging the Israelites to live rightly for God until the end of his life. I’m guessing Joshua didn’t fully realize the impact his example and leadership had at the time, but these final few verses of Joshua 24—particularly verse 31—clearly show how one man influenced an entire nation for God.
“Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua and had known all the work that the LORD did for Israel” (vs. 31).
What does Joshua’s impact on those around him suggest about you and the influence you have in your family, your church, your workplace, or your neighborhood? Each of us are influencers, whether we realize it or not. Let’s make the most of this opportunity by choosing to model and promote Christ to a hurting world. Tami
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