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Decisions! Decisions! (4 of 5)
Series: Batten Down the Hatches
I want to share with you today one decision that gives us a clear example of what a home looks like that is tying down the scripture.
• • It is a decision that can give you a new marriage.
• • It can give you a new family. It can literally give you a new home.
• • It is the decision that a man named, Joshua, makes before the Nation of Israel over 2,000 years ago. He is standing before his fellow countrymen speaking, not only as the commander and chief of the Israelite army, nor as the leader of the Israelite nation, he is speaking as a dad, who has a family.
He says, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15
Can you imagine what could happen in this country if every family made that same decision?
Do you think the crime rate would go down? Do you think our jails would be emptier? Do you think our churches might be more filled?
Do you think that marriages might be restored? Do you think that homes might be rebuilt?
No family can ever make a greater decision than Joshua and his family made. No father could ever set a greater example of how a father could lead his family than to make this decision.
Joshua gives us some biblical principles to help us build our homes and stand upon the Word of God to do so.
Joshua knows his days are numbered and gathers the nation for a final farewell. Joshua's final address is very stirring and powerful.
Notice...Joshua, like many of the great orators of Israel, began his speech with a review of national history: Israel's divine call, preservation, establishment, and hope
The nation of Israel gathers at Shechem and the people present themselves before God. Shechem was at the heart of the land. It was right between Mt. Ebal and Mt. Gerizim. It was a natural amphitheater. It was a beautiful place shaded by olive trees and nourished by fresh water springs. Shechem was a ...
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