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In Joshua chapter 18 verse 1 today we read - "Now that the land was under Israelite control, the entire Israelite assembly gathered at Shiloh and set up the Tabernacle." Shiloh was located about 25 miles north of Jerusalem. The tabernacle remained in Shiloh throughout the period of the Judges, or about 300 years. We will later read about Samuel traveling to Shiloh with his family. Click here for some interesting facts on Shiloh. The tabernacle at Shiloh may have looked something like this -
Below is an image of the Shiloh Valley today. You can see some of the ruins on the hillside to the lower right.
Today we finish up reading about the Promised Land being divided among the tribes! Below is a great NASA photo with an overlay of a map of the twelve tribes:
Worship God: Today's readings in Joshua reminded me of Michael W. Smith's song "A New Hallelujah:"
Have you sung Hallelujah to Jesus in your heart? Click here and sing forevermore!
Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "So Joshua said to the Israelites: 'How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has given you?'" Joshua 18:3 NIV
Prayer Point: Pray that you will not wait when God has called you to do something. Pray that you will do it.
Comments from You: What verses or insights stand out to you in today's readings? Please post up by clicking on the "Comments" link below!