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"...The Lion of the tribe of Juda..." ~Revelation 5:5


Caspian X & Joshua

What do you think this guy:

have to do with this guy:

courtesy of google images

Well, these awesome people have  much that is different:

1. One is fiction, the other real.
2. One has long hair (which is kinda scary), the other (most likely) didn't.
3. The one wore a tunic and boots the other a tunic and sandals.
4. One was a king, the other a military leader.

But they also had some things in common:

A. They fought in the name of their King.
B. They both brought the people into possession of the land that rightfully belonged to them.
C. Both Caspian and Joshua were posed with a challenge, the challenge written in
Joshua 24: 14 & 15.

The thing about this verse is this...while I think it's an awesome verse (they all are :}), most people couldn't tell you the whole verse. They remember Joshua's declaration: "Choose you this day who you will serve... As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." But they couldn't tell you the rest of the challenge!

Here is the entire verse of fifteen, also fourteen, where the thought begins.

 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LordAnd if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

This verse has always been dear to me...especially verse 14. My parents came from lost families, and they truly have " put away the gods which your fathers served". Joshua makes the decision crystal clear... and Caspian made that decision.

**Bonus: Our family had a lovely wooden plaque made with our last name and a reference to hang in our home, to remind us of Joshua's cry "We will serve the LORD." However, a typographical error (thanks, Edmund ;} ) occurred and now our plaque reads

         Joshua 24:14
Which of, course, was a incredible a verse that fit us even better...and still made the profession of loyalty to our God! (How He works in mysterious ways!)

If anyone can think of other ways Caspian might represent Joshua...please, leave me a comment and let me know!