Joshua charges the Rubenites, Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh to be diligent. They had obeyed all the commandments of Moses and Joshua up to this point. They knew how to please God. Now they were going out on their own and Joshua charges them to be diligent. Now that you are out on your own, let’s look at what being diligent involves.
[Prov.10:4] Be Consistent (Dealeth with a slack hand)
Don’t Quit…. Finish everything you start [1 Sam.4:9] fight, [1 Cor.16:13] be strong
Don’t be unstable…. [James 1:8] you must be trustworthy
[Prov.12:27] Be Careful (Precious substance)
You’re a Steward (holds something for the owner) [1 Peter 4:10] [1 Cor.6:19-20] you are not your own
You’re Responsible [Luke 12:48b] much required [1 Cor.3:11-17] accountable [2 Cor.5:6-11] knowing therefore the terror of the Lord
[Prov.27:23] Be Concerned (Know the state of thy flocks)
Fellowship [1 Cor.1:9] with Jesus Christ [1 John 1:1-7] [Acts 2:42] with brothers and sisters in Christ
Faith [2 Pet.3:14] looking for righteousness
diligent to be found of him, in peace, without spot, and blameless.
[Heb. 10:25] in Church
Future [Luke 19:13] Occupy till Icome [Eph.5:16] Redeeming the time