This past week of chapters, was a separation of the promised land to the tribes of Israel. We are given in detail, the area and the cities that were assigned to each tribe. Last week we saw that Joshua was completely obedient to the Lord. I have learned so much from Joshua's character, and I love how he handled the division of the land. He didn't just divide it and assign it according to what he thought was best; he took the matter to the Lord.
In chapter 18, we see that seven tribes were awaiting their land assignment. Joshua set up a plan for the remaining tribes to send 3 men from each tribe to go out, explore and map the land. He told them to divide the land in 7 sections and return to him for their land allotments. When they returned, Joshua did this:
"And there at Shiloh, Joshua cast sacred lots in the presence of the Lord to determine which tribe should have each section." ~ Joshua 18:10
Casting "sacred lots" was a means God used to reveal His will to His people. Joshua did not just obey the Lord, but He fervently and consistently sought God's direction. Oh, how I want to live my life like that! Sometimes, I try to decide things on my own when I think that the answer is within my control, but I am learning that God knows best. We can make our own plans, but without seeking direction from the Lord we will fall short of His will, every time.
Today, let's purpose to seek God's direction in every area of our lives, big or small. Pray about everything and patiently wait for Him to lead you.
" We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer." ~ Proverbs 16:1
" We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall." ~Proverbs 16:33
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. "
Hi! I'm Andrea, wife to my handsome hubby, homeschooling mama to my 5 amazing blessings (with one more on the way), and daughter of the King of kings. I am so glad you have stopped by my little piece of the web. My prayer is that the Lord will use this blog to encourage you in your personal, daily walk with Christ.