Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Hudos Ethos: Renewal of the ChurchJoshua 22:21-29
V. 22: “The Mighty One, God, the Lord! The Mighty One, God, the Lord! He knows! And let Israel know! If this has been in rebellion or disobedience to the Lord, to not spare us this day.”
Here in this passage, the tribes had a concern, without a visible sign of unity between the people on the two sides of the Jordan, generations that follow will only see conflict. Therefore, bringing an altar patterned after the altar of the Lord gave a great reminder that the people worshiped the One True God. This concern should also follow our hearts in legacy. So many times, we want to create and set a legacy revolved around who we are. But to leave a legacy of this world is to have generations that come after us understand our faith and how our faith guided our lives.
Father, thank you for the faith of our forefathers, help me to also instill that faith and your faithfulness to us to our children and our children’s children. Amen.
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