Day 114, April 24, 2021
Scriptures: Joshua 13-14, Proverbs 24
Proverbs 24:13–14 “My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. 14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, you will find a future, and your hope will not be cut off.”
Joshua recounts what the Lord said to him when he gave the report on the land. He and Caleb were there, and gave a positive review and displayed trust in God to deliver the Israelites into the Promised Land safely.
Joshua recounts the story, proclaims the faithfulness of God, and receives the land God promised him 45 years earlier.
In a simple connection to Proverbs, I like to think that Joshua’s hope was not cut off. He had a greater wisdom than the other spies. He found his future. His hope was not cut off.
As we go about our day today, our wisdom for the day concerns itself with the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The troubles that we face may be great and many, but our Lord is with us. We have a future with Him, and our hope is not cut off.
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.