Jul 12, 2018
The grace of God. That phrase is so familiar to many of us that we take it for granted. It’s familiarity creates a certain sense of complacency and ingratitude, so that we no longer appreciate the sheer magnitude of what it truly means. The same was true of the people of Israel during the days of Joshua. In Joshua 24:1-13, God provides them with a powerful reminder of His matchless grace. He reminds them of all the ways in which He has graciously gone before them, preparing the way for them. He had called them, rescued them, led them and provided them with a land to call their own. Their story as a nation was filled with example after example of God’s gracious activity. They had no reason to brag. They had no cause to think highly of themselves. Their entire existence was the result of God’s grace. And God had a far greater purpose for their creation as a nation than they could have ever imagined.