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Joshua 16-18

Daily Reading Joshua 16-18 Daily Thought As the tribes of Israel divide the land and draw boundaries (Joshua 16-18), their disobedience continues. Israel permitted the ungodly to live among them and share the land, “they did not drive out the Canaanites” (Joshua 16:10; 17:13). This was partly to their advantage; the Canaanites provided an additional […]


Joshua 12-15

Daily Reading Joshua 12-15 Daily Thought God made it clear, the land is filled with evil. Drive out all of the evil from the land. “Yet the people of Israel did not drive out the Geshurites or the Maacathites, but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day” (Joshua 13:13). They […]


Joshua 9-11

Daily Reading Joshua 9-11 Daily Thought Joshua 10 describes the fantastic defeat of five armies from five cities. Israel battled and God threw hailstones from heaven and the armies ran. To annihilate them, Joshua requested of God, “Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon,” and the “sun stopped in the midst of heaven […]


Joshua 5-8

Daily Reading Joshua 5-8 Daily Thought God says to his people, “For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Leviticus 11:45). Israel is to be holy, and God is teaching them what holiness looks like. As […]


Joshua 1-4

Daily Reading Joshua 1-4 Daily Thought From the day I met Debbie, I began opening the car door for her. When we are leaving… “We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt.  As soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and […]


Deuteronomy 32-34

Daily Reading Deuteronomy 32-34 Daily Thought Moses, at 120 years old, eyes undimmed and vigor unabated (Deuteronomy 34:7), climbs Mount Nebo to view the Promised Land. He led the people to the threshold, but he will not go in. The Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to […]


Deuteronomy 30-31

Daily Reading Deuteronomy 30-31 Daily Thought When words are repeated, they are often significant. In Deuteronomy 30, “heart” (vv 2, 6, 10, 14, 17), “soul” (vv 2, 6, 10), “command” or “commandment” (vv 2, 8, 10, 11, 16), “turn” or “return” (vv 2, 10, 17), and “life” (vv 15, 19, 20). The message is clear: […]


Deuteronomy 28-29

Daily Reading Deuteronomy 28-29 Daily Thought Davy Jones died leap year day, February 29, 2012. When I heard the news, I did what many my age did–listened again to my favorite songs from The Monkees. One of them, Shades of Gray: “When the world and I were young, just yesterday, Life was such a simple game […]


Deuteronomy 24-27

Daily Reading Deuteronomy 24-27 Daily Thought The Israelites presented their first fruit offerings with these words, “A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous. And the Egyptians treated us harshly and humiliated us and laid […]


Deuteronomy 21-23

Daily Reading Deuteronomy 21-23 Daily Thought God demands repeatedly of Israel, “So you shall purge the evil from your midst” (Deuteronomy 13:5; 17:7, 12; 19:19, 21; 22:21, 22, 24; 24:7). Israel was the one nation in history where God joined together Church and State, “I will be your God and you will be my people.” In […]

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