Joshua 24:25-33

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking him to meet you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

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

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.” So Joshua sent the people away, every man to his inheritance.

After these things Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being 110 years old. 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.

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.

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. It became an inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.

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.

– Joshua 24:25-33

Devotion

Joshua’s legacy is clearly laid out in these few verses. “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.”

Joshua’s faith and obedience was a clear testimony to the nation of Israel. How he lived clearly called the people around him to follow God.

You may not have responsibility for an entire nation, but you will leave a legacy. Your legacy does not depend on what you’ve done with your life so far. Your legacy depends on how you finish.

The Big Question

What kind of legacy will you leave – starting today?

Conclude in prayer and silence, reflecting on what you’ve learned.