Thursday, February 14, 2008

Land Surveyed Joshua 18

Joshua 18:3 "And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to posses the land which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?"

The southern area of Israel has pretty much been secured. Some peoples have been defeated, others were allowed to stay, as with Gibeon and some were not driven out. So they dwell with Israel. But there is a slackness of Israel to go forward into the land to posses the other parts. It seems they have grown comfortable around the tabernacle. Joshua takes action.

V4 "Give out from among you three men for each tribe and I will send them and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me."

Joshua makes several assertions in this verse. First he tells Israel to get him 3 men from each tribe. Then he says he will command them and they will rise and complete their task and report back to him.

v5 "They shall divide it into seven parts, Judah shall abide in their coast ont he south and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north."

The mission was accomplished and Joshua divided the land. It was now up to the tribes to take possession of their land.

Psalms 107:7 "And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation."

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