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Joshua 4:19-24 (22.02.24)

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This week we’re going to be tracing Sunday’s theme of rest through the passages and stories that Hebrews 4 alludes to.

Joshua 4:19-24
19 On the tenth day of the first month the people went up from the Jordan and camped at Gilgal on the eastern border of Jericho. 20 And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. 21 He said to the Israelites, ‘In the future when your descendants ask their parents, “What do these stones mean?” 22 tell them, “Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.” 23 For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. 24 He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.’

Whilst Moses and his generation turned their eyes away from God, Joshua and Caleb remained faithful, and it is to Joshua that God gives the honour of leading the next generation into the Promised Land, an end to their exodus, and at last rest from their travels. Under God’s instruction he has them set up stones from the Jordan at Gilgal as a reminder of what God had done for them, a reminder to keep looking towards him and trusting his ways.

Remind yourself of some of the things God has done for you and give thanks. What can you do to remind you of them, to help you to keep trusting in him?

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