Posts Tagged: Canaan

To Test Israel

To determine whether God’s Chosen People truly had faith in Him, the Lord allowed pagan nations to remain in the land of Canaan as the Exodus concluded so that the next generation of Israelites might experience war.

1 Chronicles 1:39 – Genealogical Mayhem

When you come across genealogies in the Bible, do your eyes cross and you begin to nod off, wishing this portion of your daily reading would hurry up and pass? That’s a typical reaction, and one you might have in your first several times reading through the entire Bible in a year and coming across…

2 Samuel 21:1 – Bloodguilt

We’ve explored previously the importance of vows made (https://garyritter.com/leviticus-2728-29-surely-be-put-to-death/) and guilt that comes upon the land for the shedding of innocent blood (https://garyritter.com/numbers-3533-blood-pollutes-the-land/). Because of how seriously God takes these issues, Scripture repeats the lessons for us. As the Israelites conducted their conquest of Canaan, i.e. the taking of the Promised Land as God had…

Judges 2:19 – They Turned Back

Many people consider the book of Judges the saddest in the entire Bible.  It chronicles the  persistent apostasy of Israel despite God’s continuing mercy upon His children. Yahweh had given the land of Canaan to the Israelites.  He promised He would fight for them to drive out its wicked inhabitants.  But, they had a responsibility;…

Joshua 18:3 – Possession of the Land

God promised His children they would take possession of the land of Canaan.  All that He had told them that He would do since delivering them from slavery in Egypt, He made good on His Word.  Time and again He had demonstrated to the Israelites that they could trust HIm.  God allowed an entire generation…

Deuteronomy 9:3 – A Consuming Fire

God created us with an ego, but that sure can get out of hand!  The Oxford English dictionary says about ego that it’s “a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.”  Certainly the self-esteem part of the definition is critical simply so we can function on a daily basis.  We have to feel a sense of…