Joshua 21:43 And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.
Over the years I have had people say things to me about my dad. They have told me about his fairness, about his work ethic, and about him being an honest man who kept his word. People, for the most part seemed to like my dad. My dad’s good name opened several doors for me in life. Who he was, is who people assumed I would be as well. I have tried to live up to that and leave a good name for my children also. However, that has not always been true. For a time in my younger years, I didn’t value the heritage of a good family name. I, like many others, thought that I was going to do it all on my own. Be my own man. Carve my own path. While it’s true that my dad and I are different in many ways, it’s also true that I am blessed because of who he was. A good family heritage is of great value.
As we move toward the end of the book of Joshua we see that the land God had promised to Israel is now theirs. God has kept His word, as we all know, He always does. However, this did not begin with Joshua. It didn’t begin with Moses. It began with a promise that God had made to their fathers. It was the faith of Abraham in God’s word that earned them this heritage. This heritage was promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. There was a delay in receiving that land because of their sinfulness. Yet even the sins of an entire nation of people could not stop God from fulfilling His promise to their fathers. He promised!
God always completes what He sets out to do. What a blessed assurance we have in His promises of old. Phil. 1:6 says; “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”
Has God began a work in you?
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