Sunday, January 7, 2024

January 7, 2024

We’re not done; there are still lands to be conquered! Joshua was getting old, so God wanted him to go ahead and divide out the rest of the promised land that needed conquering. It was decided to go by casting lots, which I guess was a type of gambling, except God controls the outcome. Joshua was a man of war, and it’s probably not easy to turn that off, even when old, so God reminded him of his waning age. God still trusted him but seems to be changing his duties to administration rather than going off to war, which reminds us that when our days of labor come to a close, we are still valuable in God’s kingdom, but in a different way. 

Remember the Levites? They were still not allowed to have their own documented land. They were God’s chosen tribe and were to remain scattered throughout the other tribes, where they were given a portion of land to reside. As Christians, we are that tribe. We have our portion in Jesus and are sent to educate others about his goodness and sacrifice for our lives. Let go of your concern for the worldly that prosper beyond you; we have an eternity to live in the pleasure of God’s kingdom. 

Only unto the tribe of Levi he gave none inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, as he said unto them. Joshua 13:14

Thank you, Savannah, for the picture. 

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