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Then Joshua summoned the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh and said to them, “You have done all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded, and you have obeyed me in everything I commanded.
These two and a half tribes of Israel had earlier requested of Moses that they be allowed to settle in Gilead on the west side of the Jordon. Moses had agreed to this but said they must fight along with their fellow tribes until Israel conquered the Promised Land, and then they would be sent back home to Gilead. In this passage, we read that they were sent back by Joshua to their homes in Gilead because they had successfully given Moses and Joshua “Complete Obedience” in keeping their promise to the Lord.
What would it be like to serve the Lord in “Complete Obedience?” I’m not saying we don’t do that, but I am saying I don’t believe I’ve ever been able to accomplish it. I love the Lord with all of my heart and feel like I am completely devoted to Him. However, I know there have been sins of omission through the years that kind of crept up on me, and I stumbled. The Lord has forgiven me over and over during my lifetime. But I must say, I’ll never stop striving to give the Lord “Complete Obedience” until He calls me home.
I know that my heart is fully and completely Yours, yet there have been times when I have failed you. Please, Lord, help me in my desire to give You “Complete Obedience.” Amen