Joshua 24:18

18 and the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God."

Joshua 24:18 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 24:18

And the Lord drave out from before us all the people
The seven nations of the land of Canaan:

even the Amorites which dwelt in the land;
the strongest and most populous of the nations, ( Amos 2:9 ) , or especially the Amorites, so Vatablus; or "with the Amorites", as others; those that lived on the other side Jordan, over whom Sihon and Og reigned:

[therefore] will we also serve the Lord:
as well as Joshua and his house, for the reasons before given, because he had done such great and good things for them:

for he [is] our God:
that has made and preserved us, and loaded us with his benefits, and is our covenant God, and therefore will we fear and serve him.

Joshua 24:18 In-Context

16 Then the people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods;
17 for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed;
18 and the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God."
19 But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the Lord, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.
20 If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm, and consume you, after having done you good."