Week 23 Day 6
Friday (Joshua 13 – 21)
The Lord Speaks to Joshua, Tribal Lands, Israel Designates Cities of Refuge, Levitical Cities
The Lord God spoke to Jere and Cy, reminding them that the entirety of Hopetown had not yet been freed of pockets of spiritual darkness.
As the Townies increasingly occupied all of Hopetown they failed to completely cast out the demons, nor did they isolate from the elderly gang-residents, thus some of their situational ethics and superstitions began to influence their thinking.
There were also problems with conflict among the younger children, the gang-elderly questioning the way the Townies handled the education of their grandchildren, and the distribution of resources.
Joshua, at God’s prompting, drew a distinction between “subduing” and “occupying” the promised land – Jere and Cy tried to teach the same.
When have you been on your way to victory with God yet were dissuaded or distracted and failed to complete the task? What were the negative consequences?
When have you had the opportunity to benefit from an opportunity and not followed through?
Dear Lord, You brought Your people into the promised land just as you said You would. May I trust in Your every promise to me. May I remember that You provide but I am responsible to do all that I am instructed to do – completely – or else live with the consequences. When You assign a task to Your people You expect it to be done thoroughly and not incompletely – may You find me faithful in completing what You assign to me. You told Moses what You expected of the Israelites, in Your New Testament – Your New Covenant – You have also told us what You expect of us. May I study and strive to be obedient to Your expectations of me as a Christian. Amen. dmc2015