Tag: Joshua 18-21

Every promise is true!

Scripture reading for March 7th: Joshua 18-21

“So the Lord gave Israel all the land He had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there.  The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as He had sworn to their forefathers.  Not one of their enemies withstood them, the Lord handed all their enemies over to them.  Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” (Joshua 21:43-45)

God has been faithful to us!   Our family has been through a number of trials during our journey.  When farming, we experienced a severe drought in 1974 and harvested very little.  We had been farming only a few years and really could not stand a crop failure.  We had a fire in 1975 that destroyed a large hog building and a large number of animals.  It was the only building that was not listed on the insurance policy!  In 1976 we had a tornado strike our farm.  It destroyed barns, cattle sheds, machine sheds and trees on both sides of our house, but spared us!   In 1981 a severe economic crisis hit agriculture as a result of government policies and high interest rates.  Many farmers lost their farms and we were deeply in debt, too.   In 2001, we were 2 miles from the center of a 6.9 earthquake that shook our house, church and city in Olympia, Washington.  God brought us through again and again!

Joshua divided the land because the war in Canaan to possess the land was essentially over. (Joshua 18:2)  It took seven years of fighting and following God’s instructions.  Not one enemy could stand up against them when they were obedient!  Not one promise made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob ever failed!

When everything else in the world is shaking and the worst appears to have happened, God is faithful and His Word is true!  “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as He has promised.  Not one word has failed of all the good promises He gave through his servant Moses.” (1st Kings 8:56)   “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)

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Not one word has failed!

Scripture reading for March 7th: Joshua 18-21

“So the Lord gave Israel all the land He had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there.  The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as He had sworn to their forefathers.  Not one of their enemies withstood them, the Lord handed all their enemies over to them.  Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” (Joshua 21:43-45)

God is faithful to His people!  I have lived nearly 65 years and found this to be true.  Our family has been through a number of trials during our journey here on earth.  When we farmed, we experienced a severe drought in 1974 and harvested very little.  We had been farming only a few years and really could not stand a crop failure.  But God brought us through!  We had a fire in 1975 that destroyed a large hog building and a large number of animals.  It was the only building that was not listed on the insurance policy!  God brought us through again!  In 1976 we had a tornado strike our farm.  It destroyed barns, cattle sheds, machine sheds and trees on both sides of our house.  We all survived and God took us through!  In 1981 a severe economic crisis hit agriculture as a result of government policies and high interest rates.  Many farmers lost their farms and we were deeply in debt but God helped us!  In 2001, we were 2 miles from the center of a 6.9 earthquake that shook our house, church and city in Olympia, Washington. God was faithful!

In today’s reading, Joshua is dividing the land because the war in Canaan to possess the land is essentially over. (Joshua 18:2)  It took seven years of fighting and following God’s instructions.  Not one enemy could stand up against them when they were obedient!  Not one promise made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob ever failed!  God’s Word is a proven commodity.  When everything else in the world is shaking and the worst appears to have happened, God is faithful and His Word is true!

“Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as He has promised.  Not one word has failed of all the good promises He gave through his servant Moses.” 1st Kings 8:56

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35

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God Is Faithful!

Scripture reading for March 8th: Joshua 18-21

Some of the reading in today’s passages seems to be boring.  It is the details of how Joshua divided the land for the tribes of Israel.  Each tribe had fought faithfully and waited patiently for the completion of the long war to conquer the promised land.  God gave them each a definite inheritance, chosen by lot. (Joshua 18:10)   The inheritance established them in a land of their own with rest from war!  Read today with an eye for the distant future and God’s sure promises!

“So the Lord gave Israel all the land He had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there.  The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as He had sworn to their forefathers.  Not one of their enemies withstood them; the Lord handed all their enemies over to them.  Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” Joshua 21:43-45

The land of Israel belongs to them by divine promise.  This is being debated today by nations who are trying to divide the land and make a Palestinian state.  God’s promises are true, however,  and the land will ultimately belong to them forever.  (Deuteronomy 1:8)  (Joshua 18:3)  God brought Israel back to her land in 1947 and she will ultimately possess this land.

God gives rest to His people.  Jesus Christ called to the Jews first to come unto Him for rest for their souls.  (Matthew 11:28-30)  Sin and guilt are heavy burdens on men.  Jesus came to save those who were lost and burdened.  The real rest is found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!  The best is yet to come!

Just as every enemy of the Israelites was defeated, Jesus has gone before us and defeated our last enemy, death. We are victorious through Jesus Christ!  (1st Corinthians 15:54-57)  He faced death and took the keys of death and hell from our arch-enemy, Satan!  (Revelation 1:18)  Jesus is alive forevermore and lives to pray for us until we come home to Father’s house!

Every promise of God is “yes” and “amen” in Christ Jesus, our heavenly Joshua.  We will surely get our full inheritance and enjoy His presence forever and ever!  Praise the Lord!  (2nd Corinthians 1:18-22)

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“Not one promise has failed!”

Scripture reading for March 7th: Joshua 18-21

“So the Lord gave Israel all the land He had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there.  The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as He had sworn to their forefathers.  Not one of their enemies withstood them, the Lord handed all their enemies over to them.  Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” (Joshua 21:43-45)

God is faithful to His people!  I have lived nearly 62 years and found this to be true personally.  Our family has been through a number of trials during our journey here on earth.  When we farmed, we experienced a severe drought in 1974 and harvested very little.  We had been farming only a few years and really could not stand a crop failure.  But God brought us through!  We had a fire in 1975 that destroyed a large hog building and a large number of animals.  It was the only building that was not listed on the insurance policy!  God brought us through again!  In 1976 we had a tornado strike our farm.  It destroyed barns, cattle sheds, machine sheds and trees on both sides of our house.  We all survived and God took us through!  In 1981 a severe economic crisis hit agriculture as a result of government policies and high interest rates.  Many farmers lost their farms and we were deeply in debt, too.  God showed us a plan and brought us through again!  In 2001, we were 2 miles from the center of a 6.9 earthquake that shook our house, church and city in Olympia, Washington.  God brought us through again!  I could go on, but I am sure you are understanding my point about God’s faithfulness!

In today’s reading, Joshua is dividing the land because the war in Canaan to possess the land is essentially over. (Joshua 18:2)  It took seven years of fighting and following God’s instructions.  Not one enemy could stand up against them when they were obedient!  Not one promise made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob ever failed!  God’s Word is a proven commodity.  When everything else in the world is shaking and the worst appears to have happened, God is faithful and His Word is true!

“Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as He has promised.  Not one word has failed of all the good promises He gave through his servant Moses.” 1st Kings 8:56

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35

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