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January 12, 2018

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

Joshua 22 (ESV)

At that time Joshua summoned the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and said to them, “You have kept all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you and have obeyed my voice in all that I have commanded you. You have not forsaken your brothers these many days, down to this day, but have been careful to keep the charge of the Lord your God. And now the Lord your God has given rest to your brothers, as he promised them. Therefore turn and go to your tents in the land where your possession lies, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you on the other side of the Jordan. Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” So Joshua blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their tents.....Continue Reading

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  1. 5Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

  2. to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” 6❤️

  3. What a great chapter! Two groups of people, both doing what is ultimately right, but misunderstanding each other in the process, and willing to defend what is right, but before going to blows over it, let’s talk and gain an understanding of what and why you are doing what you are doing. Certainly Phinehas the priest and those representatives from the west of the Jordan have a point. Now that the tabernacle is situated in Shiloh, there is only one right place to have an altar on which to make burnt offerings. So why Reubenites and eastern tribes are you building an altar near the Jordan. It seems like you are disobeying God. And we have seen what God has done when that happens. And the eastern tribes are right as well. Disobeying God was the furthest from our minds in building the altar. It was just the opposite. We wanted to make sure our people didn’t forget God and the sacrifices we still need to make. We also want to make sure all you guys on the west side of the Jordan don’t forget us and realize we have a stake in you and you have a stake in us. And the primary thing that binds us is our relationship with God and the sacrifices we make in the context of that relationship. The altar is not there to perform the sacrifices but to remind us and future generations that sacrifices need to be made….in Shiloh, where the tabernacle is….

    Understanding achieved…problem solved….relationship restored….pretty good pattern to follow. Let’s not let presumption or misunderstanding keep us from the relationships God wants us to have.

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