"And now the LORD your God has given rest to your brothers,
Rest is an important concept throughout the book of Joshua. It means much more than the big war is over. Now they could enjoy their inheritance given by God! Ahhhhh! Rest!
I noticed something here this morning. The “rest” was for their brothers. Some of the tribes didn’t want to live in the land. They were allowed to live outside the land if they’d go to war with their brothers first. Now they could go home to their inheritance.
In some way they were going to miss out on rest. When we seek our own way, sometimes God allows us to have it, but gives us leanness of soul. No rest.
It happened earlier in their lives.
And he gave them their request;
That is terrible!
I don’t want my own way.
I want rest. Spiritual rest.
I love a good rest, don't you?
Rest beneath His smile.
How? Confess and forsake sin right now. Obey!
I’ll be singing this all day!
Jesus, I am resting, resting,
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!