Today's reading: Joshua 5:1-9
The fact that there will be consequences for our disobedience was the message that came across to me as I read about God's instructions to Joshua for this new generation of Israelites. The original group of Israelites who were captives in Egypt and freed by God through Moses were disobedient and disrespectful to God, and as a result, they wandered in the Sinai for 40 years (A pretty miserable place, by the way. I've been there and actually got to "wander" through it for an afternoon.), and they lost out on experiencing the joy of seeing or entering the Promised Land. And not only did their sinful attitudes and actions impact their lives, but they also impacted the next generation. So this passage was a good reminder for me of the importance of every choice I make, and especially those that have to do with following God's instruction, direction and leading.
What are some things you do that help you be sensitive and obedient to God's instruction and leading? How often do you talk with God about understanding and following His plan for your life? Tami
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