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Week 12 Day 1
Joshua had accomplished muchHe was both a spiritual and a military leader when the children of Israel took the land of Canaan he divided the land among the twelve families/tribes presided over a time of peace and security maintained order and hierarchy inspired righteous living and faithfulness to the covenantYet when Joshua spoke he gave all the credit to the LordGod had done it allJoshua looked at life and saw God's hand in everythingThanks be to God for every gift.
THE GENERAL'S FAREWELL ADDRESS God will fight for you if you love and obey him. Joshua 23
1A long time after the Lord had given rest to Israel from all their enemies round about, 2Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders, their heads, their judges, and their officers, and said: "I am old, advanced in age. 3You have seen all that the Lord has done to all these nations because of you. 4 I have divided to you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from the Jordan, as far as the Great Sea westward. 5The Lord your God will expel them from before you and drive them out of your sight. So you shall possess their land, as your God promised you. 6"Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left, 7among these nations who remain among you. Do not make mention of the name of their gods; do not serve them or bow down to them. 8"Hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day. 9For the Lord has driven out great and strong nations; no one has been able to stand against you to this day. 10One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you. 11Therefore take careful heed, that you love the Lord your God. 12Or else, if indeed you do go back, and cling to the remnant of these nations that remain among you, and make marriages with them, 13know for certain that the Lord will no longer drive out these nations from before you. But they shall be snares and traps to you, and scourges on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land. 14"Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed. 15Therefore it shall come to pass that as good things have come upon you, so the Lord will bring upon you all harmful things, until He has destroyedyou from this good land. 16When you have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed down to them, then the anger of the Lord will burn against you, and you shall perish quickly from the good land which He has given you." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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