Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Boundaries (Josh. 12-15)

While reading Joshua this week, I've got to say, I'm having a hard time concentrating on this story line (can I call it a story line?  That sounds a little soap opera-y, doesn't it?  You know what I mean.)  The thing is, with all due respect to Joshua, this time of year is all about Jesus.  And His sacrifice.

I'm hearing a lot about churches this year canceling Easter services, or rather... relocating the service. Easter service is so rejuvenating and lovely, there is no doubt about it, but these churches are choosing to honor Jesus by serving the "least" on Sunday morning and how awesome is that?  One church for instance is taking it to the streets of Austin and feeding the homeless, no strings attached.  Just feeding the hungry without handing out literature or making them promise to attend church.  Just meeting a physical need in the name of Christ.

Joshua is busy in these chapters putting up God-sanctioned boundaries for the tribes.  But Jesus took down boundaries.  Leapt over them, shattered them, busted straight through them, obliterated those sons of guns.  And that?  Is worth getting distracted over.

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