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