Day 118 – April 28, 2021
Scriptures: Joshua 21-22, Proverbs 28
Proverbs 28:14 (TNIV) — 14 Blessed are those who always tremble before God, but those who harden their hearts fall into trouble.
Joshua 22:15–16 (TNIV) — 15 When they went to Gilead—to Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh—they said to them: 16 “The whole assembly of the Lord says: ‘How could you break faith with the God of Israel like this? How could you turn away from the Lord and build yourselves an altar in rebellion against him now?
Joshua 22:18 (TNIV) — 18 And are you now turning away from the Lord? “ ‘If you rebel against the Lord today, tomorrow he will be angry with the whole community of Israel.
Those who harden their hearts, fall into trouble.
As we continue in the story of the Israelites, we will be reminded over and over again of their failure and their eventual return to faith.
There is something comforting in the story, that despite their failures and faithlessness, God will still accomplish his purposes.
Today, I pray that I would have a healthy fear and reverence for God. I pray that my heart would not be hardened to the good news, the love of God and all that he is doing in the world. It is easy for us to lose sight of God’s faithfulness. We must continue in our devotion to the Lord, our reverence for him. We revere God, in part, by giving proper credit to God, his faithfulness and love.
Have a great day!
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.