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Friday Devo


Joshua 2:12-13
12 “Now swear to me by the Lord that you will be kind to me and my family since I have helped you. Give me some guarantee that 13 when Jericho is conquered, you will let me live, along with my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all their families.” 14 “We offer our own lives as a guarantee for your safety,” the men agreed. “If you don’t betray us, we will keep our promise and be kind to you when the Lord gives us the land.”


2:12–14 we will deal kindly and faithfully with you. The response of the spies (v. 14) comes as a surprise, given that Israel was to dispossess and destroy the inhabitants of the land God had promised to Israel (see Num. 33:50–52; Deut. 7:1–2). This underscores the gracious character of the God of Israel and the fact that the boundary between Israel and Canaan was not drawn along ethnic lines but in terms of allegiance to the Lord. It also shows that there was room for exceptions in the general instruction to destroy the Canaanites, for people who came to genuine faith in the God of Israel.


  • We've been left a legacy of ADOPTION. Rahab's faith meant she was adopted into God's family. Ruth's loyalty meant she would no longer be destitute but would have a family. And then there's you! There is only one decision you have to make to be a part of this legacy, to be adopted into God's family. That is to choose to put your faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins. Have you made this decision? How amazing is it to think about being adopted into God's family, to be co-heirs with Christ? How grateful are you for God's saving grace?

  • We've been left a legacy of KHESED.  The Hebrew word "khesed" is hard to translate into any language because it combines the ideas of love, generosity, and enduring commitment all into one. Khesed describes an act of promise-keeping loyalty that is motivated by deep personal care. This will be the legacy of The City Church. You've heard us say that we aren't building a crowd, we're building a family. And it's our prayer that we would all be bound together with promise-keeping loyalty and enduring commitment to one another. That's what family is all about. How grateful are you for your church family? Talk about how you've been blessed by being a part of it. How can you be more invested in this family? 


  • That you would live a grateful life because of all God has done. 
  • That you would embrace your church family. 

This Week's City 7:

Try to commit to memory! 

3. Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Since “all have sinned” and the “wages of sin is death,” Jesus had to die on the cross to pay the fine for my sin so I could be right with God.
(Romans 3:23, 5:8, 6:21-23, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:1-6; Colossians 1:13-14, 21-22)

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