Joshua 23

 “Therefore, be very strong to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses” (v6).  As he was dying, Joshua reminded the Israelites that their victories and possession of the land were the results of God fighting for them (v3).  Their continued prosperity was dependent on their faithfulness in walking with God and resisting the temptation to become sinful and idolatrous like their neighbors (v7).  Joshua urged them to “cling” to the Lord (v8) and not take His protection and care for granted.

“Be very careful, therefore, to love the LORD your God” (v11).  Sincere love and trust helps us to obey God’s commands, and His commands are always for our blessing.