One of our erroneous human characteristics is favoritism. In any family dynamic, there is usually one child who is favored by their parents. In ours, it was my sister. I won't say which one, so that she can remain anonymous. That sister was given the job of a spy. She was also in charge of delegating chores to the rest of the siblings. She did her job well. My parents were very well kept abreast of every little event that happens while they were away. She was good at what she did. Often, she used her power as a smokescreen for her own shenanigans. To this day, we have pretty much just laugh about it and she bears the brunt of the harassment at our holiday dinner table. It is quite normal for any family, I believe.
Joshua, in the time of Exodus was a slave of Egypt. During the plight of the Hebrews to the promised land, Joshua became a spy, along with Caleb, for Moses. Later on he became a very important commander in their military. Then he finally succeeded Moses as the leader of the Israelites into Canaan. In the midst of all this, God had spoken to Joshua and told him of his fate. From rags to riches, from slave to leader, God had given the distinct honor to Joshua.
God did not pick someone with experience in battle, someone who had a leadership degree. Why? because God is no respecter of persons. This means, He doesn't value any of his redeemed above another. In short, if God said I will make something special worth in Joshua, He will do the same to you and me. He is not like my parents, or your parents perhaps who had favored a child. So whether you are a day laborer, a lawyer, a transient or an ordinary housewife, God can assign you to a task that would give you a prestigious rank in His plan. There is something touching about this statement, something that reveals the heart of God’s love, so, be aware and be ready. God doesn't make any mistakes, He is perfect, remember?
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!