Much Land to Possess

Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the Lord said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.

Joshua 13:1

It’s never a good thing to be told that you are old.  But when God tells you that you are “old and stricken in years”, you know that you are getting up there.  God tells Joshua in this verse that he is old.  But the final part of the verse should have given him and should give us great comfort and encouragement.  God tells him that, even though he is old, there is still “very much land to be possessed”. 

No matter where we find ourselves in life, God has something for us to do.  If we are still living and breathing, God isn’t done with us yet.  We can always improve in our Christian life.  We can always draw closer to the Lord.  We can always pray for others.  No matter where we are, we still have “very much land to be possessed”.  It should encourage us that, though we may be old and stricken in years or are going to be old and stricken in years, the Lord is always going have something more for us to do.  Let us remain steadfast in the battle until we have possessed all the land He has for us.  Let us remain faithfully serving Him until the very end.

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