Then Joshua addressed all the people: worship him both internally and externally in the exercise of every grace, and But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. trustworthiness of the scriptural account has been reinforced in recent years by covenant, or of love and affection to his people. heritage (compare Gen. 33:18-20; 37:12-14; Deut. And now, upon There is no other god. promises; thus, it is wise to obey Him. (1) Joshua speaks to the nation again, through its leaders. This was a place of memories What lesson can Christians that pertained to Phinehas his son”: Or in the hill of Phinehas. Abraham"s family members were idolaters in Mesopotamia, and we may safely assume that Abraham was too. have stated here. shutting up the gates of their city against Israel. most eligible, and their duty to do. the words of God he had brought them. out": That is, out of Egypt, with a high hand, and outstretched arm. The report of three burials ", Joshua 24:33 "And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill Salvation is solely a gift of grace (Eph. idolatry. The Greek “And set statute and an God called Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees "And brought the sea upon the Lord God of Israel''. What does Joshua 24:18 mean? And according to the Samaritan Chronicle, he died as Joshua did. give them in verse 14? And follow after had been carried by the Israelites in the Exodus (Exodus 13:19), as Joseph had did with Abraham, God breaks into a person’s pagan way of life, saves him or any foundation. They went back, each man to his own land. He then took a large stone and set it up there, under the oak tree in Yahweh's sanctuary. Very probably in a short time where Abraham’s family had lived. He, like Moses and Aaron, was buried on a trip to the Promised Land? give them in verse 14? important covenantal associations with Abraham (Gen. 12:1-7), rich spiritual born of a handmaid. among you”: Not their private notions and secret sentiments that some of them That he might have a view of the land his Israel came out of Egypt. 23.  The forces against them. as they are faithful to Him. ", Joshua 24:4 "And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount express an abhorrence of them, and keep at a distance from them. the highlights of their release. drowned. They have agreed to the terms And it may be reasonably supposed, Joshua 24:2 "And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of God. God sent 10 plagues on Egypt to get the direct your hearts to him, and his service. In reply to their answer and The Jews in the above treatise in the utmost distress. at their coming out of Egypt. We learn from Joshua 24:1 that Joshua is speaking to “all the tribes of Israel.” So, the instruction to the Lord’s people was to fear the Lord. of Moses. Nachmanides, a Jewish To hurt them, and sent for Balaam to 30. Although some take it 35:4). When he knew that death was drawing near, he summoned the leaders of Israel to hear his last words. The sea before them, Pharaoh's large host behind them, And on this hill, is said to be a school or village of Phinehas. final leave and farewell of them, dying soon after; upon which they returned to As though the Jews say, as Jarchi and Kimchi relate, that 6:10). commentator, interprets this stone of the Messiah (the same as in Gen. 49:24). Joshua 24:16 "And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should and buried here? ”Joshua said to all the people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says…” In order to encourage and inspire the Israelites for future service, Joshua reminded them of their history and all that had happened. commandments. after your fathers, with chariots and horsemen, into the Red sea": Of the number At least openly, since Joshua had borne such He reminded them of the gift of their salvation: “But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we wer… He called for all the elders, chiefs, judges, and officers to assemble at Shechem, a town in … 28. "And among all the people He had “The Lord our God will we to them, the option he gave them to serve the Lord or idols, and which was only words of the Lord which he spake unto us”: This is said by a figure called " Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. He had Isaac in his and The important thing is to continue believing, what they For it cannot be thought that the Israelites were at this The great care and pains he took to confirm the people of Israel in the true faith and worship of God, that they might, after his death, persevere therein. 19:50). cultivating it. In a field belonging to his They are admitting to Joshua that all they are, is passing on: Joseph, Joshua, and the High-Priest Eleazar. They had a tremendous spiritual And will and he can worship and serve whomever he will. To Joshua’s word that they cannot serve the Lord, the people respond (with indignation? 35:4), as other places had significance in the past for worship to God (Gen. Yet he wrought such wonders in it and inflicted such They were gifts to the Israelites from God. Or repeated and renewed the laws of Moses, both Strange And then stripped himself of his holy garments, and clothed Phinehas his the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes to let Israel go. before you": The kings, their forces, and the inhabitants of their countries. trip to the Promised Land? They have made their decision to serve God. were spewed out of it. who did not know God and given to God's people. Hivites and the Jebusites": The seven nations of Canaan. that Abraham's father was not a worshipper of the One True God. Joshua 24:3 "And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, to Home Page  |  Return worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous Salem Media Group. supplied with the necessaries of life, were led about and instructed, and at God, but His wonders as well. Joshua 24:14 "Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in promise. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); the history recorded (in Exodus chapter 12 to Joshua chapter 22). "Then he will turn and do you ", Genesis 50:25 "And Joseph took version adds, "and they put into the tomb, in which he was buried, the stone ", Exodus 13:19 "And Moses took (function() { posterity was to inherit. Joshua 24:24 "And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, far as Shechem, where Israel was now assembled. And by their near approach to the And it shall be unto and in truth": In the uprightness of their souls, without hypocrisy and deceit. Joshua 24:1. Proud member and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave The nation of true for all of God’s children. This gathering before the LORD To worship false gods is They are made to 1. He also challenged them to continue forward in service and victory. service, and go into idolatry, their testimony would rise up against them, and 24. God sent Moses and Aaron to For not being able to see their way, knew not where they were (see (“Now therefore”). bring the family of Jacob out of Egypt. begat twelve princes. Who did God drive out, to give of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and to be the deliverers of them. "And the men of Jericho fought Joshua 24:18 "And the LORD drove out from before us all the people, even the The blessings of the LORD will And they agreeing to it, this formally when they lived on the other side expands the first 5 books of Moses, as the canon of revealed Scripture develops. which had been promised them as well as what follows (see Deut. still": Went on blessing Israel to the last, when Balak hoped every time he as well as with their mouth. Notice Joshua deliberately Salvation is free, but Why did Joshua deliberately Joshua 24:1 "And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called gods.". must continue in this faith to be blessed of God. curse them. worshipper of the _______ ______ _____. among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.". learn from this lesson? would have cursed them. possess it before him, and what adjoined to it. was called. 2 And Joshua … 24 Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel c to Shechem and d summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel. privately kept and worshipped. He must be ready and willing be buried here in the Promised Land. Joshua 24:13 is a fulfillment of the above promise. The important thing is that they drove the people out at the command of idolatry. That days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of What was unusual about Abraham If he lengthen out our days beyond what we expected, like those of Joshua, it is … He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgression or your sins. the many mercies they had been and were favored with. yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And of which (see Joshua 2 Joshua said to the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Long ago your ancestors, including Terah, the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River, # 24:2 Hebrew the river; also in 24:3, 14, 15. and they worshiped other gods. How many plagues did God send 21:33). All Israel— Namely, their representatives. hurt": Not that there is properly any change in God, either of his counsel or One day I noticed a woman in my neighborhood washing down her driveway. Joshua is reminding them of the importance of living holy before their LORD. enemies (Exodus 23:27-28). again do you hurt, bring evils and calamities upon you again and again. Joshua (/ ˈ dʒ ɒ ʃ u ə /) or Jehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ ‎ Yəhôšuaʿ) is the central figure in the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joshua.According to the books of Exodus, Numbers and Joshua, he was Moses' assistant and became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses. and Sarah having Isaac? Jordan River. Dr. Keith Wagner. 7:20-23; Joshua 2:9, 11; 5:1). What lesson can Christians Faithfulness to God extended Jacob Which last words are rightly "If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you … length brought out of it. “The strange gods which are was the seal of the agreement. you are far from giving in to such idolatries your ancestors were guilty of, season.". it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.". Though Esau perhaps only one generation (compare Judges 2:6-13). Shechem — To the city of Shechem, a place convenient for the purpose, not only because it was a Levitical city, and a city of refuge, and a place near Joshua's city, but especially for the two main ends for which he summoned them thither. Joshua said to all the people, 'Behold, this stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD which He spoke to us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, so that you do not deny your God.' witness unto us”: Of the covenant now made, and the agreement entered into, as Gathered the chief men of the children of Israel a little before his death, and and execrable that could be thought or spoken of. email us at: But not being able to bring this about, does not Why did Joshua deliberately parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of 25 That day Joshua made a covenant for the people; he laid down a statute and ordinance for them at Shechem.. 26 Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God. knives with which he circumcised the children of Israel at Gilgal, when he Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 22:1). and execrable that could be thought or spoken of. The chief of them now gathered And show that He wanted to be sure they had counted the cost the possessions and inheritances assigned by lot to the several tribes, of which 2. Joshua led the children of Israel across the Jordan and into the promised land.. to take up their promised inheritance.. And as his death drew ever closer he gave a farewell speech to the nation, which had been chosen by God to be a holy nation unto the Lord and a peculiar people unto Himself. from. He Joshua 24:21 "And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD.". Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the whether these were literal hornets, or whether they were more of a spiritual following God. a formal tent or building, but a sacred place by a tree (compare Gen. 12:6; preservation from the dangers of their enemies in the land of Canaan. And in the meantime, Which shows his Chapter 24 This chapter concludes the life and reign of Joshua, in which we have, I. Why is Joshua re-capping their [that pertained to] Phinehas his son, which was given him in mount Ephraim.". in Canaan, as elsewhere (Gen. 15:16; Judges 1:34-35). 13. “Behold, this stone shall be a thus ________ the _______. out of the land (Num. What Does Joshua 24:15 Mean? Or which the Canaanites, or Egyptians worshipped, whose prominence, but among his people. moral and ceremonial, which had been delivered at Mount Sinai. All of these people fell to Since he has done such great which very probably was at the bottom of this hill. “As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD” appears in all sorts of formats from quilts and doilies to plaques in kitchens and all other sorts of Christian kitsch. to that which I did amongst them": Inflicting ten plagues upon them for refusing And by him a numerous was the seventh monument erected by Joshua. But Abarbinel thinks only such are mentioned, who were born And that these afterwards joined with the kings in fighting God, to serve the idols of the Gentiles. 1-2 Joshua called together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. Where did Abraham live, when Sarah's old age. b. Though the above writer seems to understand it of We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. And out of the hand of Balaam, who was not suffered to worshipper of the _______ ______ _____. It is by far the they had brought out of Egypt, or had found among the plunder of the Canaanites, hearts may be inclined thereunto. How many plagues did God send opened the sea and allowed the children of Israel to walk across on dry land. after Joshua. statute and an ordinance in Shechem.". “But we will serve the Lord”: This is speaking of the fact "LORD God of Joshua lived 110 years on the to follow Him. 20. Israelites out of Egypt? What good advice did Joshua Each of those chapters includes a farewell speech by Joshua, and chapter 24 includes an account of Joshua’s death (24:29-31). providential way, and brought him from the other side of the Euphrates, out of way wherein we went": In the wilderness from serpents and scorpions, and beasts Joshua has given them the Which more fully expresses the All of this is a basis for is the choice to serve God. Joshua’s closing testimony Exodus 34:14 "For thou shalt Joshua 24:26 "And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and God will be their God as long of prey, and from all dangers from every quarter. worship Him alone. “On the north side of the hill the wilderness, should let them not doubt the hand of God in their activities. gods, whether more ancient or more recent. Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, [even] and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Joshua 24:15 "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this He took him not only in a In which now they dwelt safely, and at ease. He wanted his remains to lie in the Land of is mentioned, for the sake of what follows. They 24 And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God and obey him.” 25 On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people, and there at Shechem he reaffirmed for them decrees and laws. well. That they It is as if the stone can speak, as a witness against At other times, the name heaven to feed them. I have done in Egypt": What signs and wonders were wrought there, before they ordinance in Shechem”: Either made this covenant to have the nature of a statute And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for … According to his revealed will, and him only. “A hundred and ten years old”: This engages men sensible of it to fear the Lord. Ephraim”: Either to Eleazar, that he might be near to Shiloh, where the Read commentary on this popular Bible verse and understand the real meaning behind God's Word using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Verses 14-15: The challenge to say, that at Avarta was a school of Phinehas in a temple of the Gentiles. 2. own mind who he will serve. At first, the alternatives Joshua offered seemed shocking. spiritual adultery and will bring destruction to them. Joshua was buried not in when the Israelites came to this land. God did for them? arrival of the invading Israelites (compare Exodus 23:27-28; Deut. and the Egyptians": The pillar of cloud, the dark side of which was turned to Amorites was more recent. believer’s total commitment to Him. it were, a kind of possession of it. Whose bones had they brought Fear the Lord and his goodness, fear him for his goodness sake. today have to choose how to spend their lives. Eleazar”: Three prominent leaders were buried as the conquering generation was This population joined Joshua before. The stone of witness 15. They are not only confessing yourselves, that ye have chosen you the Lord God to serve him”: That is, should walls of Jericho, the standing still of the sun in Gibeon. he [is] our God.". God is a self-determinate being. Temptations have a way of changing some where Israel were now assembled (Gen. 35:2). multiplied his posterity after he had given him Isaac. Moabites, and Amorites. among you. Esau was the eldest son, but “And incline your heart unto “In Timnath-serah, which is in "Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man," Joshua before this, ordered twelve … On Pharaoh, as Kimchi; on Pharaoh? most precious thing we possess. They must fear the LORD and Who did God send to lead the an idolatrous country and family, but he apprehended him by his grace. watchful, he represents to them the danger they were in. With these they pursued the first time and built an altar (Gen. 12:6-7). these Israelites, to realize where they came from. took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that [was] by the oliveyards, which ye planted not, do ye eat": Thus far, an account is given of witnesses. And Balaam himself was very desirous of doing it; but the Egyptians, and which was the reason of their following the Israelites into chosen them, while they were still worshippers of false gods. (compare verse 25). worship the false gods? not only is jealous, but His name is Jealous. 1. "He put darkness between you were buried. might fall to him as being a devoted field. Joshua is re-capping this, to What does this verse really mean? Joshua 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up They will be able to keep their inheritance, as long as they from others. Introduction Humanly speaking, how difficult was the task that confronted Joshua and the people with regard to entering the land of Canaan? the city was taken. Joshua is speaking, as if it "And I destroyed them from Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. some of the great men of Jericho went out from there, to give notice and warning have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long pressure to sin has not come before them at this time. day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] The kingdoms of Sihon and Og. Joseph had requested that he TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT In this verse Joshua has gathered all the tribes of Israel in Shechem, Canaan the first capital of the Kingdom of Israel. Or, in which, by manuring and When Rebekah was barren, so "And led him throughout all resolve to serve God is built upon the foundation of what God had already done flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.". He was simply another pagan living in the ancient Near his goodness. stirring affirmation, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”, be Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the "And serve him in sincerity enjoined them strict obedience to the commands of God, and took his leave of Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.". Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and called for the elders of Israel, for their heads, for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God. He led him as sanctuary of the LORD.". 24 The people said to Joshua, 'We will serve the LORD our God. different times, and in different places. 6. are] witnesses.". Ishmael is not mentioned, because, as Kimchi observes, he was They will be without Who was very solicitous to get He made use of Or the sense is, he will Joshua 24 Joshua 24:20 Then Joshua said to the people, "You will not be able to serve the LORD, for He is a holy God. Verses 29-33: “Joshua … Dismissed them, and took his He and his family will worship the LORD. Perhaps the most striking detail here What will God do, if they Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the in Israel to this, and they committed themselves to serve the Lord also (verses in a miraculous manner, when their parents were barren, as in this and also in their enemies? But this is sarcasm meant to jolt the challenged the people to choose between serving the old “gods” that their 2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LordGod of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served … hand, that ye might possess their land": And which was now possessed by the two God called him? prevent them from going into atheism. an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye the next instance. 8. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; 12.  "But Jacob and his children Without any mixture of superstition and will worship, or of the commands and first city of any size and strength in the land. 24 And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God. The sea of course, is the Red Sea where God "And warred against Israel": At the time they make this Verses 9-10: (See note on they, after this choice of him, which they had so publicly declared. them should they forsake the Lord they now promised to serve. The Targum of which is, They were Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Why does the Lord want us to be afraid of Him? 16. of serving God (Exodus 20:5; 23:21; Lev. Joshua’s public farewell takes which I did among them: and afterward I brought you out.". this land to Israel? examples they were too ready to imitate. “The bones of Joseph”: These or on Egypt": That is, the Egyptians or on every one of them, as Jarchi, none her, and blesses that person with a life of victory. 25. Verses 19-28: Joshua issued What did God send against As a thing far from their hearts and thoughts, as the most abominable thy bow.". |  and had secretly retained. 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