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January 2, 2018

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Reading along with us in Joshua? Here’s today’s reading:

Joshua 12 (ESV)

Now these are the kings of the land whom the people of Israel defeated and took possession of their land beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise, from the Valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon, with all the Arabah eastward: Sihon king of the Amorites who lived at Heshbon and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and from the middle of the valley as far as the river Jabbok, the boundary of the Ammonites, that is, half of Gilead, and the Arabah to the Sea of Chinneroth eastward, and in the direction of Beth-jeshimoth, to the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, southward to the foot of the slopes of Pisgah; and Og king of Bashan, one of the remnant of the Rephaim, who lived at Ashtaroth and at Edrei and ruled over Mount Hermon and Salecah and all Bashan to the boundary of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and over half of Gilead to the boundary of Sihon king of Heshbon. Moses, the servant of the Lord, and the people of Israel defeated them. And Moses the servant of the Lord gave their land for a possession to the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh......Continue Reading

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  1. 7And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the people of Israel defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, that rises toward Seir (and Joshua gave their land to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their allotments,

  2. In the same way we might remember generals defeated in our history (Howe, Cornwallis) or famous battles (Trenton, Ticonderoga), these are the people the Jews would remember about how God established them in the promised land. God not only dedicated the land to them but also provided the means for them to take it. What He promises He then provides for. It’s an important principle in Scripture reflected here. And we can just imagine (and the Bibles describes) the ways God made the defeat of theses kings possible and the Jews would know it just like we do in or own history!

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