Posts Tagged: Joshua

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.

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…

Joshua 24:15 – Choosing Poorly

Both Moses and Joshua – righteous leaders of Israel – knew the dangers that would come upon God’s children if they reverted to their old ways of following other gods.  They warned the people with Yahweh’s very Words numerous times, yet they were quite aware how deceitful the hearts of men were and their inclination…

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…

Joshua 7:11 – Secret Sin

Quite often in Scripture, the events that occurred in the Old Testament are a living example of what can take place in the church body, or even within our families.  They show us human failure and the repercussions of that.  God is holy – plus, He sees all!  He will not allow sin to contaminate…

Joshua 5:15 – Take Off Your Sandals

To be in the presence of the Lord is an awesome thing.  Coming before the Holy One of Israel must have been a heart-stopping experience.  In many places in the Bible we see mere mortals fall down in wonder when an angel appeared; consider how much more breathtaking it was when God Himself stood before…