Please read Joshua 15:20-63, Joshua 16 and Joshua 17. Try not to “skim”! 🙂 How about circling or making note of the names you recognize as Joshua goes about dividing up the territories, just to keep you engaged? What “tricks” do you use to stay alert during these long passages?
The people received lots based on their size (and as we see with the tribe of Manasseh and the people of Joseph), their lot might increase as God increased them. Do you think the same principle works for us today? If we prove trustworthy with what we are given, we might be entrusted with more? (Luke 12:48 says, “Much will be expected from the one who has been given much, and the more a man is trusted, the more people will expect of him” Phillips).
“God commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our kinsmen.” And Joshua did it; he gave them, as God commanded, an inheritance” (17:4 MSG)
We continue to see Joshua being obedient. I like reading these names and thinking; “Hey – I know that guy! We read about him when….” 🙂