February 19-Serve

February 19-Serve

February 19: Serve

 

Scripture Lesson: Joshua 22:5

 

Ted Williams was hit by enemy fire while flying a combat mission over Korea on this date in 1953. Fortunately, Williams safely crash-landed his Panther jet. Baseball historians often wonder what Williams’ baseball statistics would have been if he had not lost five years of his prime playing years to military service, first in World War II and then in the Korean War.

 

As today’s scripture lesson unfolds, Joshua is addressing the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh. Their assigned territory in the Promised Land was on the east side of the Jordan River. Those lands were conquered first, but the tribes were asked to continue to support the military effort on the west side of the Jordan. After accomplishing that purpose, the time had come for them to go home and claim their lands. As Joshua gave them some final instructions before setting out, he reminded them to obey God’s commandments, to walk in His ways, to love God, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all their heart and soul. These are wise words for us, as well. Can you imagine the difference we could make for God today if we lived these words and served Him with all our hearts and souls?

  1. How do we serve God this way?

  2. What do we need to do today to serve Him with all we have?

  3. Ask God to show you how He wants you to serve Him today.

God deserves our best. Just how often does He receive our best when we serve Him?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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