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January 6, 2018

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

Joshua 16 (ESV)

The allotment of the people of Joseph went from the Jordan by Jericho, east of the waters of Jericho, into the wilderness, going up from Jericho into the hill country to Bethel. Then going from Bethel to Luz, it passes along to Ataroth, the territory of the Archites. Then it goes down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of Lower Beth-horon, then to Gezer, and it ends at the sea.

The people of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received their inheritance.....Continue Reading

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  1. 10However, they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer, so the Canaanites have lived in the midst of Ephraim to this day but have been made to do forced labor.

  2. See my comments on chapter 15 that apply here for the surveying details as well as the Canaanites, like the Jebusites, not being driven out. At least here some level of victory was accomplished that made the Canaanites slaves. One additional note might be that since the Bible does not say specifically that Judah or Ephraim did something wrong to create the scenarios described, maybe the takeaway is more about the fact that we will never be perfect and the Christian walk is a daily one that requires a consistent dependence on God for direction, power, forgiveness and grace

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