Joshua's final plea to Israel describes what it means to serve the Lord in sincerity and in faithfulness; to serve Him and no one else.
Because the Lord is faithful to His covenant and to His people, Joshua exhorts Israel to cling to and to love the Lord.
Joshua's exhortation and blessing puts forth at least four imperatives for a continued walk the the Lord.
God fights for His people and bestows mercy on the wicked.
The world is under sin and its only remedy is the gospel. It opposes God and His people and outside of the redeeming work of Christ will one day face…
The foolishness of human wisdom is contrasted with Godly wisdom that stems from the Fear of God.
Pure worship consists of worship in the right place, offering the right sacrifices and trusting the affirming the right covenant.
God's grace toward His people reminds them of His promises, guides them through life, provokes obedience in faith and procures success and prosperity in His program.