Foundation and Stronghold

Today’s reading: Psalm 46:1-11 I love the overarching message of Psalm 46 that we can stand strong and not live in fear because God is our foundation and fortress. But it’s the very first verse that I find so attractive and encouraging. “God is our...

Jesus

Today’s reading: Psalm 45:1-17 Psalm 45 is a beautiful love song full of imagery depicting Jesus. It can be, however, a bit challenging to understand. That being the case, I read this psalm numerous times so I could spend extra time reflecting on the many...

Leave It Behind

Today’s reading: Joshua 24:1-33 With Joshua now nearing the end of his life, he gathers all the tribes of Israel to deliver a message he has received from God. He reminds the Israelites of their long relationship and history with God, and how it was God who...

Final Reinforcing

Today’s reading: Joshua 23:1-16 With peace throughout the land and Joshua now well advanced in years, Joshua calls together all the elders, leaders, judges and officers of Israel to address and instruct them about following God. He reminds them of how they have...

Reminders

Today’s reading: Joshua 22:10-34 After receiving Joshua’s message, the eastern tribes set off for their homeland. Upon reaching the region of the Jordan, they build “a large and imposing altar” (vs. 10). When word of the altar reaches the...

Carefully and Completely

Today’s reading: Joshua 22:1-9 As the eastern tribes (Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh) prepare to return to their homeland east of the Jordan, Joshua addresses the group making sure they, once again, hear the message of the need to keep their eyes on...