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365 Devotionals: The Promised Land
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP
The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series
Remember When God…
“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself”. John 1:1 AMP
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In the 2nd chapter of Joshua, the harlot Rahab hid spies in her house upon Jericho’s city wall. Now in the 6th Chapter, we see that Rahab receives the fruit of her faithfulness.
22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her. 23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel. Joshua 6:22 – 23 KJV
Had Rahab been forgotten, she would have been destroyed with the city. Instead, not only was her life spared, but her faith saved her entire bloodline from the destruction of Jericho. So we see that the faithfulness of one person effected an entire family.
We read in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” God, who is able to forgive our transgressions when we repent, promises that He will also “remember them [our sins] no more” (Isaiah 43:25). He does not forget our good for His name’s sake. He hears our prayers and sees our care of others. These are a memorial before Him (Acts 10:4 KJV).
As God remembers our love toward Him, He wants us to remember His love toward us – and to teach such to our children, lest any forget or be ignorant of His mighty works and mercy. Not sharing the knowledge of God and His wonder causes many to fall short of faith.
God instructs Joshua to charge the people to pass on the knowledge of how He brought the children of Israel over Jordan. What mean ye by these stones? For the twelve tribes of Israel, it was a stone – one for each tribe, taken from the dry land beneath the Jordan river, which served as a memorial to God. These were not objects for idol worship. The stones were conversation starters. If God brought you to a new country, you might have pictures of where you had been. These would be proof of your journey. After the camp passed over Jordan on dry ground, the waters returned to their place. There would not have been clear evidence of the miracle God performed.
Remember when God saved you? Where were you? What was going on around you? How did you feel? God saved you so that you could be a witness. Recalling specific details about your conversion experience is part of being an effective witness. If you have not yet had that experience, it could happen today.