Friday, December 28, 2012

Bible Study: Be Strong and Courageous - Joshua Chapter 19

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Joshua, although they are a bit better formatted than former efforts. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses and encourages you through this material. I’m not sure of the condition of the world at the time of this publication. But at the time of its writing, summer 2009, things are looking increasingly bleak with the economy and unemployment, there is a renewal and increase of racism, and godly principles of living being disregarded. Are these the first stages of birth pains? The last? God only knows. And He is very busy these days. Stay strong and very courageous. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming to deliver His people and judge the wicked…

Stacey


Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 19 of the Old Testament book of Joshua. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

19:1 – Simeon received his inheritance second.

19:9 – Simeon’s inheritance is within Judah’s lands.

19:10 – Zebulun received his inheritance third.

19:17 – Issachar received his inheritance fourth.

19:24 – Asher received his inheritance fifth.

19:32 – Naphtali was chosen sixth to receive his inheritance.

19:40 – Dan received his inheritance seventh.

19:47 – Dan lost their land to the Philistines, traveled north, fought Leshem and took their land.

19:49-50 – Israel gave Joshua an inheritance as God commanded.

19:50 – Joshua asked for, and received, the town of Timnath-Serah (“remaining portion”) in the hill country of Ephraim. Why did he choose this town?

19:51 – The division of the land was finished.




• The book of Joshua teaches us many things including the fact that we must pursue a relationship with the Lord for ourselves rather than leaning on others’ relationships with Him. Joshua followed Moses as leader of Israel, after all. What have you learned and applied to your life from today’s reading that will help you persevere in your relationship with Christ?
• How do you observe God proving to Israel that He is with Joshua as He was with Moses in today’s text? How does it apply to your own life and relationship with Him?
• What attributes of God do you see in this book?
• What verse of scripture seemed to be God speaking directly to you? What is He teaching you in these verses? How does He want you to respond?

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