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My favorite episode this week: Joshua 4.
📚 Don’t Move On Too Quickly. 💨
(Joshua 4:21-24) Then Joshua said to the Israelites, “In the future your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the river right before your eyes, and he kept it dry until you were all across, just as he did at the Red Sea when he dried it up until we had all crossed over. He did this so all the nations of the earth might know that the Lord’s hand is powerful, and so you might fear the Lord your God forever.”
Observation: This is an amazing moment for the nation of Israel. All the people who crossed the Jordan had heard of the story of the parting of the Red Sea. Now they were able to experience a similar miracle themselves. Joshua had watched the Red Sea part for himself. He was one of only two people alive at the time who experienced both. I wonder if it was because of how quickly Israel complained and doubted God in the wilderness that he told them to set up a memorial of this miracle. The goal is that no matter how much time passes, they will see this memorial and remember God's miracles.
This is important for us today as well. It is so easy to move on after God does something amazing. We move to the next need in our lives without hardly even a thank you. We can quickly grow accustomed to God doing great things. However, we must take time to remember all the Lord has done. When we do, we will have markers for encouragement when the next battle seems so big.
Application: One of the ways I do this is to journal. When God does something, I do my best to write it down. How do you remember God's faithfulness in your life?
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🖤 My Favorite Links This Week>>>
📣 Sermon. God’s Grand Plan (Abraham Kuruvilla).
🤔 Apologetics. How Do I Choose Which Religion to Follow? (John Lennox)
🕺 Men Only. Take Control of Your Emotions. (Jocko Willink)
🧠 Mental Health. Integrity (Neil Anderson)
✍️ CS Lewis Animation. What Are We To Make Of Jesus Christ? (CS Lewis)
🔥 Hot Topic. Why Does God Allow Suffering? (John Lennox)
📕 Bible Study. Super Old Bible Discovered.
📚 Book of the Week. Mere Christendom. (Douglas Wilson)
Evangelical elites tell us that Christian nationalism and theocracy are grave dangers to our Christian witness and the "neutral public square." But the real danger is secularism itself. In *Mere Christendom*, Douglas Wilson takes aim at the fundamental assumption of secularism: the idea that government can be morally and religiously neutral, extending tolerance to everyone and persecuting no one. Every nation has its religion, and the only question is whether we have a good nation that rewards righteousness or a wicked one that punishes it. This book is not a call to put pastors in the White House. Instead, it is a scriptural case for taking your private faith and bringing it into the public square.
🎧 Song of the Week. More Than Able. (Elevation Worship)
✍️ Quote of the Week
Trust is gained in drops but lost in buckets.
🤪 Dad Joke of the week
What do you call a song about a tortilla? A wrap.