And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Ruth ,16 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law…. And the people answered him not a word. Ezekiel As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also , if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols. Joshua Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. Exodus ,32,33 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images…. Exodus Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;. Deuteronomy Namely , of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;. Genesis For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Joshua Reminds the Israelites of God, Their Provider
What is the Background of Joshua's Proclaimation "as for Me and My House"?
Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Joshua had witnessed several shameful behaviors exhibited by the Israelites as they wandered the wilderness with Moses, from the creation of the Gold Calf to what he had seen prior to his statements from the Lord in Joshua
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord. The passage carried a heavier significance in the day of Joshua, however. According to Joshua , he lived for some time in the Bronze Age and died at the age of Prior to his death, he became the leader of the Israelite tribes after Moses died. According to the Bible , Joshua was born in Egypt prior to the great Exodus. He later became one of the 12 spies of Israel sent by Moses on a recon mission in the land of Canaan which was the Promised Land. After the death of Moses, Joshua successfully led the Israelite tribes in the conquest of the Promised Land.
God first made a covenant with Israel at Sinai. He explained what He required, and the people said they would do it. This type of covenant was common among vassals and suzerains at the time. The suzerain promised to protect and provide for the vassals, and the vassals would conduct themselves in such a way that they would reflect well on the suzerain.