Daily Devotional

WORKING TOGETHER

“Your wives, your little ones, and your livestock shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side of the Jordan. But you shall pass before your brethren armed, all your mighty men of valor, and help them”. Joshua 1:14

 

 

 

 

God is seeking for mutuality among His people, everyone becoming their brother’s keeper. The text today contains the charge that Joshua gave to Reuben, Gad, and half of the children of Manasseh who got their own inheritance before the whole nation crossed Jordan. Here Joshua charged them not to rest, but be armed and help their brethren in the other tribes to lay hold of their own inheritance as well. That was exactly what they did; they fought as if their own inheritance was at stake. After years of conflict that saw the rest of the tribes possess their possession, Joshua blessed them and gave them leave to go and enjoy their inheritance with their families.

 

This story leaves us with several lessons. Different children of God get to the place of their destiny at different times: some early, some later. The good news is that we can all possess what God has earmarked for us. For those who by grace arrive at their lot earlier, it is important to note that the victory is incomplete until their other brethren are where God wants them to be. The rule in the community of faith people is corporate victory rather than individual glory. There is no room for selfishness among God’s people; it is only by working together in unity that we can hasten divine agenda on earth.

 

FURTHER STUDY: 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-27 

PRAYER: Dear Lord, heal Your people of selfishness and let there be mutual assistance one to another.