Joshua 19:49-21:45; 1 Chronicles 6:54-81
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In Joshua chapter 20 we read about the Cities of Refuge. I like that concept - a city of refuge. A place of refuge. This is what I think about Jesus today - He is our City of Refuge! No matter what our past sins are, Jesus can be our City of Refuge if we will run to Him, believe, confess & repent. Is Jesus your City of Refuge?
In Joshua chapter 21 we read about the towns given to the Levites, the priestly tribe appointed in the Mosaic Law for the service of the Tabernacle and of the Temple. It seems very wise that the Levites are given towns throughout the various tribes of the Israelites. In my mind this is spreading out the priestly tribe strategically. Can you imagine if the Levites were all in just 1 location? It seems to me that there would be a vacuum of spiritual leadership in the tribes if the Levites were not dispersed in the manner which they were. How does reading about the Levites being dispersed remind you of the church today? Is the church dispersed throughout the world today a good thing? What are your thoughts on the benefits or drawbacks of denominations?
Worship God: Today's readings in Joshua reminded me of Steven Curtis Chapman's song "Yours:"
Do you believe it is all God's? Click here and give it all to Him!
Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled." Joshua 21:45 NIV
Prayer Point: Pray that you will always trust that God's promises will never fail.
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