Ask me something, and I’ll tell you what I think.  Ask me again later, and you could get a different answer.  Depending on the mood I’m in.  Or if I’m hungry, or angry, or lonely, or just tired. 

You and I may could have a history on this, a backstory of things you’ve done and things I’ve done.  But sometimes, all I remember is what you’ve done for me lately.  I hate when I do that. 

Which is why I envy God’s people.  When Joshua tells them it’s time to choose, they don’t drop into “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” mode.  Their first thought? 

Their history, their backstory with God.  They know what they’ve been given.  And they’re grateful. 

I need to be more like them. 

More on this tomorrow.  Readings for Sunday