Joshua 24:29-33

Joshua’s Death and Burial

29 It came about after these things that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being one hundred and ten years old. 30 And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of Mount Gaash.

31 Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua and all the days of the elders who [m]survived Joshua, and had known all the deeds of the Lord which He had done for Israel.

32 Now they buried the bones of Joseph, which the sons of Israel brought up from Egypt, at Shechem, in the piece of ground which Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for one hundred [n]pieces of money; and they became the inheritance of Joseph’s sons. 33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him [o]at Gibeah of Phinehas his son, which was given him in the hill country of Ephraim.

Spoiler alert! Though this passage mentions that Israel “served the Lord all the days of Joshua and … the elders who survived Joshua…”, that would change. The passage references Joshua and the elders as those who had known all the deeds of the Lord, but the problem that would arise wasn’t that God would stop doing things for Israel. The problem was that their faith in God depended on seeing huge massive miracles, which isn’t faith at all.

Jesus would later decry those around him as a faithless and adulterous generation who demands a sign. If you need miracles to believe in God, you’re not paying attention well enough. Look around, God’s hand is not hard to see in this world, or even in your own life.

Those who say otherwise.. are just not paying attention. Do I need to say it a third time? Seek Him and you will find Him, that was Jesus’ promise to us, and it has never ceased to be true. If you don’t look, you won’t find Him. But by those who are searching, Jesus will be found. If you can’t see Him, it isn’t because He is hiding, it’s because you’re not looking.

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