Joshua 23 study

List 10 specific things God has done for you - for which you can thank Him.

Remember the past
- God has been faithful to you; you be faithful to Him!
Remember the standard
- keep the Law
- Joshua 1:8; 8:34-35

This is Old Testament, appealing to law. On the other side of Jesus' coming, we should also remember that God has been faithful to give us land and rest in Jesus (Hebrews 4:8-11). The exhortation to us is the same: to hearken back to the standard in God's Word. Be faithful to Him, since He has been so good to us.

The chapter ends with a solemn warning of death as the wages of sin, which warning continues in the NT (Hebrews 6:4-6). We can profess faith in Christ, but later stop following Him and wind up condemned (Matt hew 7:22-23). But we also find promises of forgiveness when we repent and return to the Lord, in both Old and New Testaments (Ezekiel 33:14-15; 1 John 1:8-9).

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