Joshua 24:13 And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.
It was God that got them out of the land of Egypt by His power. He brought them through the wilderness and it was all His power. He brought them into the promised land and gave them the victories. It was all His power. Now He reminds them that all that they have He has given them and they did not earn it.
That is a hard pill for us to swallow. We want to think that we earn everything that we have but it is all of grace. God has done the work. He has brought about the victories. He doesnâ€™t want His people to forget that He did it all.
How often do I begin to think of what I have done and how much I have accomplished when it is not me but Him. How often do I think that I did something.
Notice the verbs:
I have given you
ye did not labor
ye built not
ye planted not
but you dwell in them
and you eat
That about sums it up. He did it all. We enjoy it. Then we forget to give Him honor and glory for all that He has done.
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