The Fight Isn't Over

Joshua 8:18 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Stretch out the spear that is in thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand.


Joshua had led the Jews across the Jordan River into the Promised Land. The next order of business was to conquer the indiginous peoples. It was a horrible business; God had commanded that they destroy not only their enemies, but also their property.

Joshua 13:1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.

There were many exhausting battles. Joshua and the Israelites quit before they had conquered the entire region. They only realized part of their dream and God's plan for His people.

They were weary of fighting and just wanted some peace and quiet. Instead, they had to settle for the little they had gained, and a lifetime of strife and wars for what was rightfully theirs by the Father.

We all lose heart from the fight, and long for a haven of rest. Until the battle is over, however, we must never lose sight of the goal. Don't quit; the Lord our God goes before us. He will give us what He promised, when we persist.

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Notable Quote:

"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places." ~Author Unknown
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