Many fall before the Lord’s people

Joshua Bible Background

03.24.2016 Old Testament: Jos 12.1–6

To read the Bible in a year, read Joshua 11–13 on March 24, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The various peoples on both sides of the Jordan immersed themselves in sin to the point that the Lord decided to remove them from the Earth. He used Israel because they followed His commandments, and He made them invincible before the wicked peoples,

These are the kings of the land whom the children of Israel defeated, and whose land they possessed on the other side of the Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the River Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the eastern Jordan plain: One king was Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon and ruled half of Gilead, from Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, from the middle of that river, even as far as the River Jabbok, which is the border of the Ammonites, and the eastern Jordan plain from the Sea of Chinneroth as far as the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea), the road to Beth Jeshimoth, and southward below the slopes of Pisgah. The other king was Og king of Bashan and his territory, who was of the remnant of the giants, who dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, and reigned over Mount Hermon, over Salcah, over all Bashan, as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and over half of Gilead to the border of Sihon king of Heshbon. These Moses the servant of the LORD and the children of Israel had conquered; and Moses the servant of the LORD had given it as a possession to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh (Joshua 12.1–6).

The Lord’s people cannot fail when they follow Him, and the wicked of the Earth cannot win when they rebel against the Lord.

Which pictures the life that you live?

Questions:

  • Do you fear the people of the world?
  • Are you walking in the Lord’s commandments?

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