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?
we serve God this way?
we need to do today to serve Him with all we have?
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?
Posted on Fri, February 19, 2016
by David Daly