The Three Witnesses
Joshua 23-24 We have been walking with Joshua since Exodus when he and the company of thousands left Egypt. He and Caleb have been faithful in every circumstance and are our heroes. As they are nearing the end of their conquest of the Promised land, Joshua challenges the tribes to choose whom they will serve: the gods of the Amorites or the God of Israel. They say they will be faithful, and Joshua bluntly tells them they cannot, for God is a holy God and will not allow sin in the land. Then, they offer words as their witness, and to their credit, they were faithful all the days of Joshua and the elders who were alive. Their words were their witness. Joshua erected a stone on which he plastered the Ten Commandments as the second witness. The third witness was the altar that the eastern tribes erected as a memorial to remember.
Someone asked once: Would there be enough evidence to convict you of being a Christian? What witness would you offer in your defense? Would you have your words of yes and amen? Would your life be a witness of what you believe? Do you keep a journal of your thoughts as evidence to offer?