Much Land to Be Possessed

The Word from God As I have crossed the 50 year old threshold I am able to look back on the blessings God has granted me, the accomplishments and achievements enjoyed, and 32 years of service in vocational ministry. I have moments I feel tired and would like to slow down, but then I read a passage of scripture that challenges me. In Joshua 13:1, we read that Joshua was advanced in age, but God does not allow Joshua to “retire” from serving Him. We read the Lord’s conversation with Joshua, “You have become old, advanced in age, but a great deal of the land remains to be possessed.” (CSB). Great victories had been accomplished: the miraculous crossing of the Jordan, the conquest of Jericho, vi

The Why and the Wherefore

The Why and the Wherefore The why and the wherefore is a phrase that is based on an English phrase that emphasized not merely discovering the reason for an event, belief, or philosophy, but discovering the whole reason or all of the reasons. In our hectic and busy world, we often fail to consider the whole of any belief for why we do what we do. We tend to reduce everything down to the lowest common denominator. The Oft Quoted Verse I hear this often about church attendance. We quickly throw out Hebrews 10:25 and tell everyone to attend church regularly because Scripture commands this. It is true that this passage urges us to do so, but why. We are told it is so we will encourage one another

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