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November 25 – God Gives Best Gifts to Best Friends

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Joshua, in the Bible, testified to the goodness of God at age 110. The man recounted the faithfulness of God among the Israelites. He shared the memory of God’s wonders he witnessed in Egypt and other places. He saw how God miraculously parted the Red Sea for Israelites to cross; he also witnessed God leading them through the wilderness to the Promised Land. Having testified to the goodness of God, Joshua challenged everyone to obey God’s laws and faithfully serve him so that they can qualify for more benefits. Joshua said to Israelites, “Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left, and lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day. For the Lord has driven out from before you great and strong nations; but as for you, no one has been able to stand against you to this day. One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you” (Joshua 23:6-10).

 

Joshua reminded the Israelites of the consequences they will face if they fail to observe the laws of God. He said, “Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all the good things have come upon you which the Lord your God promised you, so the Lord will bring upon you all harmful things until He has destroyed you from this good land which the Lord your God has given you. When you have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed down to them, then the anger of the Lord will burn against you, and you shall perish quickly from the good land which He has given you” (Joshua 23:15-16).

 

Lesson:

God’s goodness and mercy shall forever follow people who observe his laws and faithfully serve him. Indeed, God will not forsake his children that faithfully serve him; he will “stick” with them as his best friends. Jehovah will care for his friends: He will provide for their needs and solve any problem they may face. Meanwhile, people who care-less about God and those who fail to faithfully serve him will not be in the best position to receive his first-hand benefits. The nonchalant people may also suffer defeat from their enemies.

 

Any believer who has turned away from God is considered backside; he is on a slippery slope and may see some negative circumstances rolling into his or her life. Such a person must repent and return to the practice of faithfully serving God.

 

Anyone (whether a believer or not) who intends to enjoy the rare benefits of God must confess his (or her) sins to God and repent. The person must also confess his faith in God’s Son- Jesus Christ by accepting him as his personal Lord and Savior.

 

God who is alive and ever-faithful will bless whosoever faithfully serves him. Make it your personal choice to faithfully serve God so that you can befit his first-hand benefits!

 

Prayer:

Dear God, I understand that you are a faithful Father who will forever benefit anyone that faithfully serves you! Please give me the ability to commit to your faithful services so that I can be in the best position to receive your first-hand benefits! Please keep me devoted to you from now on, and forevermore! Amen.

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James Taiwo
Post by James Taiwo - author of [Bible Giants of Faith] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayer] [Christian Principle Guides] [Success Express Lane] & others. * Read devotions by category at www.BibleArena.org * Learn more about the author at www.JamesTaiwo.com
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