Joshua, nearing the end of his life, called all of Israel together and reminded them of all God had done to protect them and their ancestors from their enemies – and gave them land to create a great nation where they could live in peace and worship God feely. Let’s call it “One Nation Under God.”
Joshua then assured them they would forfeit everything, including their freedom, if they ever turned away from God.
Joshua then announced his intentions boldly in Joshua 24 when he said to the people, “If serving God seems undesirable to you then go serve the gods of your ancestors. But as for me and MY HOUSE we will serve the Lord!
I wonder how many children (preteens) were in the crowd when Joshua spoke boldly about his love for God – making sure they knew that not only he, but his entire HOUSE (kids and all) were sold out for God?
What was their response?
This summer were going to challenge campers to build a house. A house made from solid material like Jesus’ love, God’s provision and a Holy Spirit watching over them – and, hopefully, be able to leave camp saying with confidence, “As for me and MY HOUSE I will serve the Lord!”