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Week 12 Day 2
the stories in the scriptures today reflect on deciding and delaying preparing and putting off how do we make decisions and follow up on them wanting to be decisive yet holding out for alternatives given the stories in the scriptures we have to decide even not deciding is eventually to decide
Joshua called upon his people to decide whom they would serve the true God or the territorial gods of their neighbors
he left no doubt that to choose one road leaves some other paths untraveled | whom do we hold on to what do we let go of
YES SIR!A History Lesson from Abraham to the Present. Remember it!
1Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and 2said, "Thus says the Lord God of Israel: 'Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the River in old times and served other gods. 3Then I took your father Abraham, led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and gave him Isaac. 4To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. To Esau I gave the mountains of Seir to possess, but Jacob and his children went down to Egypt. 5 I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, and brought you out.
6'The Egyptians pursued with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea. 7So they cried out to the Lord, and He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, brought the sea upon them, and covered them. Then you dwelt in the wilderness a long time. 8The Amorites, on the other side of the Jordan, fought with you. But I gave them into your hand. 11You went over the Jordan and came to Jericho. The men of Jericho fought against you--also the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites, and Jebusites. But I delivered them into your hand. 13 I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves.' 14"Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth. 15Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." 16So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should serve other gods." 23"Now," Joshua said, "Put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to the Lord God of Israel." 24The people said to Joshua, "His voice we will obey!" 25So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day in Shechem. 26Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law. He took a large stone, and set it under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord. 27"Behold, this stone shall be a witness to us, lest you deny your God." 28So Joshua let the people depart, each to his own inheritance.
29After these things Joshua died, being one hundred and ten years old. 31 Israel served the Lord all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua. And the bones of Joseph they buried at Shechem. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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