For three weeks, we will be discussing "Basic Discipleship." If discipleship is a Biblical command, we must be constantly asking, "Who am I discipling?" and "Who is discipling me?" If you would like some resources about how you can get... Continue Reading →
Perspective is everything. On Christmas morning, kids excitedly wake up early to check the tree and their stockings. They joyfully unwrap presents and play with their new toys. Parents are equally excited, however their perspective is quite a bit different. I spent most of Christmas morning assembling a princess castle. And I cannot tell you how may cuts I have from opening hard plastic packaging. The exuberance is the same - the perception is quite a bit different.
As the nations of Israel and Judah became increasingly more wicked, God punished them by having foreign enemies conquer them and remove them from their country. The Northern Kingdom (Israel) was dispersed and never recovered. These people were forever lost. The Southern Kingdom (Judah) endured extreme hardship during this time of exile.
In our journey to Bethlehem, we have come to a place where the Hebrew people have been formed and freed. They are simply waiting for a land of their own. In the book of Joshua, God gives them this land. Joshua has some very important words for them before they settle in their new country. It has to do with who they will follow.
I like to know the why behind the what. I am no expert on fixing appliances, but a dryer repair man saved me a lot of money a few years ago when he taught me how to change a dryer belt on my own. Between that knowledge and YouTube, I have repaired several different washing machines and dryers over the years. And I've realize that those appliances really aren't that complicated.