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  • Writer's pictureBeverly Nickles

Joshua said, we will serve the Lord

“Yet as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Josh. 24:15)

Joshua, who had served God faithfully his entire life, here in his final moments pledged to remain loyal to the end. And that his family would, too, as much as it lies in his power to influence them.

Before he died, Moses had commissioned Joshua to lead God’s people into the Promised Land. He led them from victory to victory through many battles until they possessed the land. Now knowing that his own death was near, he challenged the people one last time to remain faithful to God, reciting the long history of God’s faithfulness to them. But he knew well their tendency to forsake their True God and worship vain idols. So, he declares that even if in the end he must stand alone, he will never forsake the Lord.

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” he vowed

---Beverly Nickles

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