POSSESS THE LAND
Today's Reading: Joshua 18
Key Verse: Joshua 18:1, 3
The whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of meeting there…Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: "How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers has given you?"
Just imagine the excitement in the air as all the tribes came together. Think about thousands of animated conversations.
Perhaps some said, "If only our parents were here to see this, but they refused to believe that this could happen. They refused to follow the leadership of Moses, Joshua and Caleb. We could've been born here in the Promised Land, instead of in the wilderness. Instead of just getting our borders settled, we would've been well established for 45 years already. Here we are, gathered around the Tabernacle as we did when we were children on the other side of the Jordan. But listen, Joshua is going to bring us a message from God. It sounds the same as we remember Moses saying to us before we crossed the Jordan. What's wrong with us? Can we not learn to obey God fully?"
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, God of our fathers, we believe that we need to possess all that You have given us. Grant us the grace, the determination to go forward, not stopping short of all You have for us. Give us a greater fervency of spirit, because we know that You respond directly in proportion to the level of our fervency. In Jesus' strong Name we pray. Amen!
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