February 24, 2008

Breadcrumb: You're sure, now?

After things have settled down from the conquest of Canaan, and after the aborted war with the eastern tribes over the new altar, Joshua wants to make sure that the Israelites really do want to serve God, once and for all. He calls all the leaders of Israel together and tells them not to worship with other nations. He reminds them that God fights for them, and they are powerful because of him. He also reminds them that if they turn away from God, he will hurt them, punish them, and kill them. Even after all these exhortations, the people agree to worship God. Given their past track record in the "wholeheartedly serving God" department, perhaps they should have thought twice. (Josh. 23-24)

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