Friday, December 1 – Joshua 24:29-31

Nov 30, 2023

Now it came about after these things that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being 110 years old. And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance, in Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of Mount Gaash. Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua and all the days of the elders who survived Joshua, and had known every deed of the Lord which He had done for Israel.

 

What legacy do you want to leave? What are some important things you want for the next generation? Joshua’s legacy stands out in the Old Testament. There are many testimonies of people who were far from God or against God—or if they did serve God, their legacy did not continue to the next generation. Joshua’s legacy to the people wasn’t that he helped them see the promised land, although he did; and it wasn’t the number of peoples that were conquered in his time, though there were many. His legacy was a life surrendered and submitted to God in good times and tough times. This affected the generations that came after Him.

 

What would it look like for you to have this type of legacy? What Joshua simply but consistently put before the people what was most important to him: serving the Lord. And he invited them to the same life. Serving the Lord affected all he did, all he valued, and even what moments he chose to remember. Matthew 6:19-21 says, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Create a life and legacy of submission to God that passes from generation to generation so that He may be glorified!

 

  • What things are you passing on to the next generation?
  • Who has impacted you with a live of service to the Lord?
  • Pray and ask God to help you store up treasures with Him, building a legacy for His glory.
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