May 9th, 2017
What an Epitaph!
Judges 2:8 (KJB) And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.
Joshua’s epitaph, or grave marker, contained quite a description.
First, his life was pronounced as being lived as a servant of the Lord.
Secondly, it was mentioned his life lasted one hundred and ten years on this earth. Today living for such a long number of years would be termed “living a lengthy life.” In ancient biblical times men often lived longer lives, Joshua lived in length of days as God determined necessary.
Today it seems many lives end way too early and accomplishments and articulate phrases are often included on grave markers or used in describing a loved one’s life. However, the only description a person needs strive for and use in describing his or her time spent sojourning on this earth is to be called a servant of God.
Having it said after one’s death: “he lived a godly life” is an accomplishment both in the eyes of God and the man of God.