Scripture Nugget 3.17.2016
“Now Joshua was old and advanced in years; and the LORD said to him, ‘You are old and advanced in years, and very much of the land still remains to be possessed. … I will myself drive them out from before the Israelites; only allot the land to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you.’” Joshua 13:1, 6b-c.
There is always more to be done, it is God’s work being accomplished. As I grow older am I raising up replacements, as Moses did with Joshua? Others who follow and obey God? Jesus calls us to continue the effort; “All authority I heaven and on earth has been given to me, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 The Son, just like the Father is always with us leading the way, clearing the obstacles. The question for me at least, during this Lenten season, is am I aware of what God is doing ahead of me, am I following, am I doing my part? Or have I settled, being satisfied with a partial inheritance? O Lord that I remain with you until I am completely and wholly sanctified, that I may receive the entirety of the inheritance, the gift of complete salvation you have in store for me. And that I share you with others so they too may receive.