Today's reading: Joshua 16:1-17:18
Chapters 16 and 17 deal with the allotment of land to the line of Joseph through the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. Once again we see that the Israelites, and today specifically the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, either did not drive out the inhabitants of the land ("they [the Ephraimites] did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer..." 16:10) or they could not drive out those living in the land ("Yet the people of Manasseh could not take possession of those cities, but the Canaanites persisted in dwelling in that land." 17:12). Brian's comment on yesterday's blog touched on this. I like how he described what was going on as an issue of "incomplete obedience" that would be bring with it later consequences.
God wants us to follow and obey His Word fully. So what do you find helps you the most when it comes to obeying God and living fully for Him? Tami
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