Saturday, January 6, 2024

January 6, 2024

Once God defeats your enemy, you must continue in righteousness. Now is not the time to return to your rebellion. Respond to him with a grateful heart, and never take credit for his mercy for allowing you to win. Yes, we put on the spiritual armor, call on him for his help, and do the part he assigns to us, but we must never become smug and accept the praise that only he deserves. 

Chapter 12 of Joshua accounts for the kings and lands conquered by Moses and Joshua when they came to possess the land of promise. It is an account of the victories! I noticed that Jerusalem was always that name and was never changed by the Israelites. Maybe most were not changed, but that’s one of the few I recognize from today’s maps. 

We are in a war of good versus evil and must stand our ground to hold the evil forces at bay. It’s hard because there is so much evil that discerning what’s right can be challenging unless you stay committed to doing what’s right in the eyes of the Lord. Stay unmovable, and God will reward you. 

And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west, from Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon even unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; which Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions; Joshua 12:7

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