DCLM Daily Manna Monday, July 11, 2022 

TOPIC:  Just Like Jesus

TEXT: JOSHUA 19:40-51

 “When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun among them”
(JOSHUA 19:49)

DCLM Daily Manna Monday, July 11, 2022 OUTLINE

The new leader of a country was taking over during a most difficult time in the long history of his nation. His predecessor had left a battered legacy that had desecrated the office, which had made many to wonder if the country would ever regain the global honour bequeathed it over the decades. The helmsman realized his own integrity was also at stake. So, he spoke touchingly to his countrymen and women: he would be guided by the power of example and not by the example of power.

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Joshua possessed such a gifted carriage that made him serve the Lord so selflessly. In spite of his position, he was not tempted to grab any choice plot when dividing the land among the tribes. He ensured that others were first-served, according to the way the Lord wanted it. Finally, the Almighty God showed His own faithfulness by telling the Israelites to reward Joshua with a portion of land. There is power in generous leadership in ministry that challenges God to bless His servants.

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Many Christians today claim that they are entitled to first place when it comes to material benefits. They turn the Scriptures upside down as they insist that they must drink of the milk of the flock. They forget that a leader is expected to give and serve selflessly as Jesus and His apostles did.

In the early church, the heathen clearly saw the exemplary lives of the disciples that led to them being called ‘Christians’ (little Christs) as they noticed no dissimilarities between their comportment and that of their Master. Like Christ, they were not after power, fame or worldly authority. They served faithfully and received His reward in due time.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God rewards His ministers who serve themselves last.