As we read today’s key passage, we see Joshua is the commander- in-chief and leader of the nation of Israel. He has led the people into the Promised Land that God has promised them, but he wants to make sure they keep that land and prosper in that land. He wants them to live happily ever after. But on this day, he is not talking as the commander-in-chief or as a political leader; he is talking as a dad who has a family. He makes this momentous statement: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (v.15). In effect, he drew a line in the sand. He said, “Even if no one else comes to stand on this side of the line, my family and I will.” He chose to lead his family to do three things that I am going to ask you to do as well.
Over the course of four weeks, we are going to embark on an effort called “Generational Discipleship.” God is for all generations. There is no generation gap with God. He is faithful to every generation, but He also wants every generation to be faithful to Him, to know Him, love Him, serve Him, and worship Him. He wants every generation to always be sharing with the next generation the truth of the God of all generations. So what does that look like for us? That’s what we’re going to discuss in this series.