Cary Cox, from Joshua 22. Trouble (and almost war!) breaks out among the Israelites when 2 1/2 tribes build another altar. There can be only one altar, at the tabernacle, where sacrifices for sin are offered and the people of God gather together around his presence. Looking ahead to Jesus, Christ and his cross is our altar, the only way to approach God.
Cary Cox, from Joshua 1:10-18. God has spoken, and we must respond. We must believe his promises and obey his commands. Yet, sin hinders our right response. Christ removes the stain of sin and gives us power to respond to God, and to help our brothers and sisters in the fight of faith.
Cary Cox, from Hebrews 12:14-17. Believers are called to run the race of faith in the context of local church families. We run together, “pastoring” each other to keep our brothers and sisters from veering off course. We are responsible to our church family for how we live, accountable to the church for living out our faith. In love, we help each other avoid sin and run the race to the finish!