All True

Today’s reading: Joshua 21:1-45 Although the Levites weren’t allotted their own portion of land, they were given cities and pasturelands among the land given to the different tribes of Israel. As we read through Joshua 21, we’re given the details...

Important Allotments

Today’s reading: Joshua 18:11–19:51 As I began slogging through (yes, you read that right—just keeping it real!) the remaining verses that set out what land was assigned and given to each of the remaining seven tribes, I had to stop. Why? Because I...

Comfortably Complacent

Today’s reading: Joshua 18:1-10 Who doesn’t like to be comfortable? I know I sure do. But when it comes to our spiritual lives, wanting to be and stay comfortable can be harmful. Oftentimes it keeps us from growing, moving forward, and ultimately...

Wholly Following

Today’s reading: Joshua 16:1–17:18 Chapters 16 and 17 of Joshua deal with the allotment of land to the line of Joseph through the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. Like we’ve seen in earlier passages, certain tribes fail to drive out the inhabitants,...

Fierce and Fair

Today’s reading: Joshua 15:13-19 Just a few days ago I wrote about how I loved Caleb’s example of serving the Lord, and I have to reiterate that today with what we see in Joshua 15:13-19. After receiving the land promised him, Caleb takes action just as he...

Important Records, Part 2

Today’s reading: Joshua 15:13-63 Today is the second part of Joshua 15, which continues detailing the allotment of the land to the tribes of Israel. As I wrote yesterday, the content of these types of passages can feel a bit tedious. Nonetheless, they are an...