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Interesting side note on Joshua chapter 15 verses 61 & 62 - "In the wilderness there were the towns of Beth-arabah, Middin, Secacah, Nibshan, the City of Salt, and En-gedi--six towns with their surrounding villages." The NIV translates wilderness as "desert", which is probably more accurate. Zondervan's commentary on this verse today says, "The desert is the chalky dry region east and south of Jerusalem that borders the Dead Sea... Either Secacah or the City of Salt may have been the ancient name of the site of Qumran, where the scribes who produced the Dead Sea Scrolls lived."
Worship God: Today's readings in Joshua reminded me of Steven Curtis Chapman's song "Heaven is the Face:"
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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "This is the inheritance of the tribe of Judah, according to its clans." Joshua 15:20 NIV
Prayer Point: Pray in thanksgiving that your inheritance is heaven if you are in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, your Lord and Savior.
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