No Time for Cowards in the Kingdom

The Scriptures teach:  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”  (Ps. 111:10).  The Preacher wrote, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Eccl. 12:13).  An individual is not a...

America Has Sinned!

“So the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face? Israel has sinned… Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs…’” (Josh. 7:10-12). Israel had just defeated Jericho. Feeling...

"Give Me This Hill Country"

Caleb, son of Jephunneh, of the tribe of Judah, was a man of great faith.  After spying out the land of Canaan with the other eleven spies, he returned confident that the Israelites could solve the problem of conquering the land of Canaan.  In spite of the ten who...

Backbone or Yellow Streak?

Following the death of Moses, God spoke to Joshua and gave instructions concerning leading the children of Israel into the promised land.  Four times in the first chapter and many times thereafter, Joshua and the people are told to, “Be strong and of good courage.” ...