Joshua 19-21

Joshua 19:51
These were the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel divided as an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the Lord, at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. So they made an end of dividing the country.

Geographically, the Lord laid out the land very clearly and concisely. This is how we know what the boundaries are, even to this day. There is no doubt that Israel belongs to God and that the Jewish people have a very special place in God’s heart. This is why it is important that as a nation we stand with and for Israel. I believe that we should take to heart that which the Lord spoke to Abraham in Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you.”

Joshua 20:6
And he shall dwell in that city until he stands before the congregation for judgment, and until the death of the one who is high priest in those days. Then the slayer may return and come to his own city and his own house, to the city from which he fled. ’”

I am grieved by what I see in our justice system today. Our nation would be wise to return to the roots of the Bible and build our justice system around its truths. It was the very first president of this once great country, George Washington, who well said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

Joshua 21:43
43 So the Lord gave to Israel all the land of which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they took possession of it and dwelt in it.

It is remarkable to read these chapters and watch a nation come into existence, all according to the promises and word of God.

Joshua 21:45
Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.

What a comfort this verse is to us, knowing that not one single word of God will fail to come about, just as he said. We should be greatly encouraged by this. it reminds me of the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:18, “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” Praise be to God for such assurance.


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