Today’s Reading: Joshua 24:29-33
Joshua 24:32 (ESV) “As for the bones of Joseph, which the people of Israel brought up from Egypt, they buried them at Shechem, in the piece of land that Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money. It became an inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.”
When my kids were younger, I often made futile attempts to convince them to stop getting older. When I suggested to my 5-year-old son that he might consider being 4 again, he replied, “No, you have to be each age one time, and then you die.”
The truth my son stated so matter-of-factly is a harsh reality we’d rather avoid. But today’s passage doesn’t let us escape the fact that everyone dies. While acknowledging the reality of death, these verses also give us hope that our God is faithful both in life and death.
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