When Joshua died, he left a legacy of leadership, which carried on to the nation of Israel through those he had known and worked with.

How often do we meet someone whose life is so rock solid that after being around them we are changed for our entire lifetime?

Joshua influenced the children of Jacob (Israel) to continue following God (YHWH). They set up a stone at Shechem to remind them what their mouths professed (to only follow God).

Those who did not want to follow God’s way were free to leave. #freewill The nation remained as one in their commitment to God as long as Joshua’s legacy was alive.

While I live, I want to also take a stand to live as a person of the book (God’s word). Since I have been touched by the “word” of God (Jesus Christ the Lord), I have the desire to emulate Him throughout my lifetime.

This week in particular, I am moved by the power of God as I reminisce about the life and death of a co-worker who came to Christ on her deathbed.

Her conversion happened on 4/21 and every year I pray for her daughter and grandchildren to also know this security of the Savior’s love for them.

Our inheritance may seem a long way off but remember that the legacy we live out for others to see may be the most influential part of eternity. -Teresa #kindnessislouderthanwords

John 1:1-14 (NET)

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. 2 The Word was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. 5 And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it. 6
A man came, sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that everyone might believe through him. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. 9The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was created by him, but the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to what was his own, but his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who have received him – those who believe in his name – he has given the right to become God’s children 13 – children not born by human parents or by human desire or a husband’s decision, but by God. 14
Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory – the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.

Joshua 24:25-33 ESV)

25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and put in place statutes and rules for them at Shechem.

26 And Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God. And he took a large stone and set it up there under the terebinth that was by the sanctuary of the Lord. 27 And Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the Lord that he spoke to us. Therefore it shall be a witness against you, lest you deal falsely with your God.” 28 So Joshua sent the people away, every man to his inheritance.

Joshua’s Death and Burial

29 After these things Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being 110 years old.30 And they buried him in his own inheritance at Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, north of the mountain of Gaash.

31 Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua and had known all the work that the Lord did for Israel.

32 As for the bones of Joseph, which the people of Israel brought up from Egypt, they buried them at Shechem, in the piece of land that Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money.[c] It became an inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.

33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died, and they buried him at Gibeah, the town of Phinehas his son, which had been given him in the hill country of Ephraim.Read full chapter


  1. Joshua 24:2 Hebrew the River
  2. Joshua 24:3 That is, the Euphrates; also verses 1415
  3. Joshua 24:32 Hebrew for a hundred qesitah; a unit of money of unknown value

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