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Comfortably Complacent - Powered by 4 - June 2

  • 2020 Jun 02

Tuesday, June 2

Comfortably Complacent

Today's reading: Joshua 18:1-10

Who doesn't like to be comfortable? I know I sure do. But when it comes to our spiritual lives, wanting to be and stay comfortable can be harmful. Oftentimes it keeps us from growing, moving forward, and ultimately fulfilling plans God has for us.

Some of the tribes of Israel had gotten to this point. After living a nomadic lifestyle for years with God providing for them, they are comfortable to the point of complacency. Thus Joshua's prompting words to get up and take over the land God had given them.

"So Joshua said to the people of Israel, 'How long will you put off going in to take possession of the land, which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?" (vs. 3)

Why is staying comfortable so tempting both spiritually and in our physical circumstances? How might you need to step out of your comfort zone right now? How might you need to be a "Joshua" to someone close to you by urging them to move forward? Tami

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