5 But be very careful to obey all the commands and the instructions that Moses gave to you. Love the Lord your God, walk in all his ways, obey his commands, hold firmly to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul. (New Living Translation)
Here Joshua briefly restated the central message Moses gave the people in Deuteronomy: obedience should be based on love for God rather than fear of God.
Although the Israelites had completed their military responsibility. Joshua reminded them of their spiritual responsibility.Sometimes we think so much about what we are to do that we neglect thinking about who we are to be.
We must not let daily service crowd spiritual growth out of our lives.