Monday, March 19, 2012

A Challenge To Responsibility


Joshua 1:12-15

Joshua addressed the tribes of Reuben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh.

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These tribes had sought, and got permission from Moses to remain east of the Jordan, just outside the Promised Land.

They had made this request because the land east of Jordan was a land that was good for raising cattle (Num. 32:1, 4, 16).

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Joshua reminded them that they had promised to fight alongside their brethren until the land of Canaan was conquered (Deut. 3:12-20).

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There are many Christians today who are just like these 2 ½ tribes.

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They are more concerned about making a living than about making a life!

They are materially minded, not spiritually minded!

They have trusted Jesus for salvation.

They attend church when they want.

They give and tithe when they feel like it.

But they seldom put God first in their lives.

And they refuse to go all the way in their commitment to the Lord.

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But they must be reminded to cross over to fight alongside their brethren!

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