Men plan but God decides what will happen. This was the consistent finding of the people of Israel in their campaign against Canaan. Time and time again, they would run into victory, but only under the precise dictates of God’s directions. This made for a swift and terrifying campaign to their enemies. But as man does, the community then began to rest. Joshua calls them to continue the campaign now that they understand the victory. For Christians, this is a salient command. To often, we fight hard to understand God’s sovereignty and power in our lives, only to waste it. We may conquer the wicked kings of our hearts, but we still leave his court and his ways as systems in our lives. God requires more than this. He wishes for us to have a complete revitalization and this means continuing to strive beyond the initial moment of salvation. We must sanctify our lives completely. Our charge is to take the whole land that we were given, because now we know that we can.
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY.
First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years.
I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.
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