Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 33 Monday

Joshua chapter 19

The land continued to be divided by lots. The inheritance of the tribe of Judah was too large for them so part of their portion was given to the tribe of Simeon.  The tribes of Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Dan received land and cities within Canaan, too. (As an aside, note the familiar names of the cities allotted to the tribe of Dan and also the fact that their portion was too small for them so some of their families moved north. This sets the stage for some of the events found in the book of Judges.)

The people also gave their leader, Joshua, an inheritance among his tribe of Ephraim.

Does God issue any commands in this chapter?

  • God does not speak. However, the division made of the country by portions was commanded by God so this drawing of lots while meeting at Shiloh was a fulfillment of God's command.

Does God make any promises?

  • God does not speak.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • Joshua is the type of Christ. He divided the inheritance among God's people.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Just as Joshua helped the people to settle into their inheritance on the land I suspect Jesus will settle us into our eternal inheritance. 

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