June 23, 2017

Have you ever jumped to a conclusion about someone else’s motives, only to learn that you had completely misunderstood their actions? The tribes of Israel living west of the Jordan were guilty of this when they learned that the tribes on the east side of the river had...

June 22, 2017

Today’s passage concerns two fulfilled conditional promises. After fighting seven years, Israel controlled the Promised Land, and the LORD gave her rest from their enemies as He had promised. Joshua commended the two-and-a-half tribes that claimed an inheritance east...

June 21, 2017

As a Christian, have you ever wondered why you are where you are in life: living in a particular neighborhood or working at a particular job? It should be no mystery: God has called us to be His emissaries to those with whom we live and work. As Pastor Ray Viola...

June 20, 2017

The cities of refuge in the Promised Land were always open, and they contained physical resources to house fugitives until the elders of the city could assess their guilt or innocence. Anyone could come to one of these cities for refuge from the Avenger of Blood,...

June 19, 2017

After occupying the Promised Land, the LORD told Joshua to establish six cities of refuge: three to the east of the Jordan River and three to the west. Besides forming the basis for important laws in modern Western Civilization, laws concerning these cities also...

June 16, 2017

God’s ways are amazing. Judah and Ephraim often battled and argued. Yet, by God’s sovereign plan, the lot for Benjamin the peacemaker positioned his inheritance between the two contentious territories. Zebulun, Asher and Naptali received the northern portions of the...