Today’s reading: Exod 16:1–18:27, John 3:22–36, Song 2:8–13
Today’s theme: Prepared to lead
God was preparing Joshua to lead by exposing him to the power and authority of His Word. We see the perfect example of leadership in Jesus who secures eternal salvation for all those who trust in Him through His own servant like leadership. He offers himself as the payment for our sins. The servant like leadership of Jesus is only possible through and motivated by God’s love.
Prepared to lead
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” Exodus 17:14 (ESV)
The Lord was preparing Joshua to lead. Without God’s Word, leadership will always be lacking.
God’s mighty acts
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods, because in this affair they dealt arrogantly with the people.” (Exodus 18:11, ESV)
The testimony of the Lord’s mighty acts increased and defined Jethro’s faith in Him.
Have eternal life
The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.(John 3:35–36, ESV)
We have (not will get one day but have it now) eternal life if we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ . This eternal security finds its roots in the Father’s love for the Son.
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014