Joshua is an amazing testimony of how God worked in the lives of a people (Israel) who lived in a world that expected God to fit its ideas and deliver success. Sometimes it is a challenge to really see God through the filter of this world and our expectations.
Today is the traditional day on the church calendar when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The passage we study today opened my head as well as my heart to the incredible gift God gives to every individual.
As we study some of those who joined the Apostle Paul in his missionary journeys we find an interesting variety of people with a single devotion to Christ. Uniformity is found in their faith but not in their social standing or religious credentials.