Good morning! Please read Joshua 18, and Joshua 19:1-48. What are you thinking about this morning? Is the Lord impressing anything on your heart?
Joshua asked the people how long they would put off taking possession of the land God had promised to them –
“Joshua addressed the People of Israel: ‘How long are you going to sit around on your hands, putting off taking possession of the land that God, the God of your ancestors, has given you?’ ” 18:3 MSG
Isn’t it funny that they haven’t taken possession already? After years in the wilderness, I’d think they’d be motivated to go! Sometimes the end of a project/mission/journey is a time where I might be tempted to “lose steam” too – all the little details seem tedious, or maybe the people think “what’s the rush, it’s ours already”…. That’s the moment we need to keep moving forward, finish strong!
P.s. my apologies to Leviticus and Numbers for trying to skim through laws and (well) numbers always seemed tedious. The wars and dividing up of the land have been a little tedious too – but I’m still reading every name, paying attention to details…. there is a reason that God had these details recorded! Confession: sometimes I have to read it twice, lol!