You Did Not Labor

“I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you shall dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.” Joshua 24:13

This reminds me of a time share – only they got to stay and not pay!

Lord, we thank You for forgiveness, mercy and grace, none of which we could ever work or earn on our own. We abide and rest in You, a type of dwelling place that we could not build for ourselves. Your word grows within us and nourishes us, something we never planted or imagined. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Imagine That

We have what we
haven’t worked for

we live within
what we haven’t built

we have food
that no one knows of

all of this
without shame or guilt.

This is the last post from The Book of Joshua. 🙂 On Monday, I go back to the New Testament, The Book of Acts. Thanks so much for all of your help and support!

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10 Comments

  1. Thanks,Deb. We always need the reminder that no matter what we have, if not for God we would have nothing at all. 🙂

  2. Thanks, Deb 🙂

    “Lord, we thank You for forgiveness, mercy and grace, none of which we could ever work or earn on our own. We abide and rest in You, a type of dwelling place that we could not build for ourselves. Your word grows within us and nourishes us, something we never planted or imagined. ”

    Imagine that, indeed!!

    Blessings,
    ann

  3. “I have given…”

    The most well known scripture in the Bible begins, “For God so loved the world, He gave…”

    Well written. Thanks.

  4. What a wonderful post! Thank you so much.

    Love,
    Theresa

  5. Deb, Your prayer and poem are a wonderful final Joshua post! I love how you have compared the physical land and buildings that the Israelites took possession of to the dwelling place of God. “We abide and rest in You, a type of dwelling place that we could not build for ourselves.”

    Looking forward to what He shows you in Acts! It’s a wonderful book. Peace, Linda

  6. Thank you, Ted, for such a great and true comment! God bless you and all that you have in Jesus!

  7. Thank you, Ann full of Jesus grace, for being here, full of what He’s given. God bless you and yours today!

  8. Love that, Larry! He gives and the least we can do is give Him praise for it all.
    God bless you and the gifts He has given you!

  9. God bless you, wonderful woman of the Word, and how He grows His word in you! love you!

  10. Thank you, Linda, for your encouragement to stay close to Him and write whatever He gives me. God bless you as you abide in Him today!


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