1 KINGS‬ ‭1‬:‭52‬ ‭‬‬

“Solomon replied, “If he proves himself to be loyal, not a hair on his head will be touched. But if he makes trouble, he will die.””‭‭ 1 Kings‬ ‭1‬:‭52‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Solomon was fresh onto the throne of David and he was faced with an impossible task. Should he rule with a crushing and authoritative fist,Continue reading “1 KINGS‬ ‭1‬:‭52‬ ‭‬‬”

1 KINGS‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬-‭10‬ ‭‬‬

“About that time David’s son Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, began boasting, “I will make myself king.” So he provided himself with chariots and charioteers and recruited fifty men to run in front of him. Now his father, King David, had never disciplined him at any time, even by asking, “Why are you doing that?”Continue reading “1 KINGS‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬-‭10‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭23‬:‭6‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬

““So be very careful to follow everything Moses wrote in the Book of Instruction. Do not deviate from it, turning either to the right or to the left. Make sure you do not associate with the other people still remaining in the land. Do not even mention the names of their gods, much less swearContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭23‬:‭6‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭22‬:‭12‬-‭29‬ ‭‬‬

“So the whole community of Israel gathered at Shiloh and prepared to go to war against them. First, however, they sent a delegation led by Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, to talk with the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. In this delegation were ten leaders of Israel, one from eachContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭22‬:‭12‬-‭29‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭21‬:‭41‬-‭45‬ ‭‬‬

“The total number of towns and pasturelands within Israelite territory given to the Levites came to forty-eight. Every one of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it. So the Lord gave to Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. And the Lord gaveContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭21‬:‭41‬-‭45‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭20‬:‭1‬-‭9‬

“The Lord said to Joshua, “Now tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed Moses. Anyone who kills another person accidentally and unintentionally can run to one of these cities; they will be places of refuge from relatives seeking revenge for the person who was killed. “Upon reaching one of theseContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭20‬:‭1‬-‭9‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭18‬:‭1‬-‭10‬‬‬

“Now that the land was under Israelite control, the entire community of Israel gathered at Shiloh and set up the Tabernacle. But there remained seven tribes who had not yet been allotted their grants of land. Then Joshua asked them, “How long are you going to wait before taking possession of the remaining land theContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭18‬:‭1‬-‭10‬‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭24‬:‭14‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬

““So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly. Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord alone. But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond theContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭24‬:‭14‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA 14:6-15

‘(Previously Hebron had been called Kiriath-arba. It had been named after Arba, a great hero of the descendants of Anak.) And the land had rest from war. Hebron still belongs to the descendants of Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite because he wholeheartedly followed the Lord , the God of Israel. So Joshua blessed CalebContinue reading “JOSHUA 14:6-15”

JOSHUA‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭23‬ ‭‬‬

“When King Jabin of Hazor heard what had happened, he sent messages to the following kings: King Jobab of Madon; the king of Shimron; the king of Acshaph; all the kings of the northern hill country; the kings in the Jordan Valley south of Galilee; the kings in the Galilean foothills; the kings of Naphoth-dorContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭23‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬

“Adoni-zedek, king of Jerusalem, heard that Joshua had captured and completely destroyed Ai and killed its king, just as he had destroyed the town of Jericho and killed its king. He also learned that the Gibeonites had made peace with Israel and were now their allies. He and his people became very afraid when theyContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭27‬ ‭‬‬

“Now all the kings west of the Jordan River heard about what had happened. These were the kings of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who lived in the hill country, in the western foothills, and along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea as far north as the Lebanon mountains. These kings combinedContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭27‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭8‬:‭30‬-‭35‬ ‭‬‬

“Then Joshua built an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal. He followed the commands that Moses the Lord’s servant had written in the Book of Instruction: “Make me an altar from stones that are uncut and have not been shaped with iron tools.” Then on the altar they presented burntContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭8‬:‭30‬-‭35‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭8‬:‭1‬-‭29‬ ‭‬‬

“Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid or discouraged. Take all your fighting men and attack Ai, for I have given you the king of Ai, his people, his town, and his land. You will destroy them as you destroyed Jericho and its king. But this time you may keep the plunderContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭8‬:‭1‬-‭29‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭7‬:‭1‬-‭26‬ ‭‬‬

“But Israel violated the instructions about the things set apart for the Lord. A man named Achan had stolen some of these dedicated things, so the Lord was very angry with the Israelites. Achan was the son of Carmi, a descendant of Zimri son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah. Joshua sent some ofContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭7‬:‭1‬-‭26‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬-‭27‬ ‭‬‬

“Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in. But the Lord said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors. You and your fighting men should march around the town once aContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬-‭27‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬

“When Joshua was near the town of Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and demanded, “Are you friend or foe?” “Neither one,” he replied. “I am the commander of the Lord’s army.” At this, Joshua fell with his faceContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬

“When all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings who lived along the Mediterranean coast heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan River so the people of Israel could cross, they lost heart and were paralyzed with fear because of them. At that time the Lord told Joshua,Continue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬”

ON SAYING “NO.”

The flesh wants what it wants but if the Child of God wants to live in victory, it must learn to tell the flesh “No.” This begins every morning by stressing it with discipline. We must teach it to obey us, by dictating our terms of interaction. This is not because we don’t enjoy anContinue reading “ON SAYING “NO.””

JOSHUA‬ ‭4‬:‭21‬-‭24‬ ‭‬‬

“Then Joshua said to the Israelites, “In the future your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the river right before your eyes, and he kept it dry until you wereContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭4‬:‭21‬-‭24‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭3‬:‭7‬ ‭‬‬

“The Lord told Joshua, “Today I will begin to make you a great leader in the eyes of all the Israelites. They will know that I am with you, just as I was with Moses.”‭‭ Joshua‬ ‭3‬:‭7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ By the end of Moses ‘ tenure as the prophet and leader of Israel, he had toContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭3‬:‭7‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬

““I know the Lord has given you this land,” she told them. “We are all afraid of you. Everyone in the land is living in terror. For we have heard how the Lord made a dry path for you through the Red Sea when you left Egypt. And we know what you did to SihonContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬-‭18‬ ‭‬‬

“Joshua then commanded the officers of Israel, “Go through the camp and tell the people to get their provisions ready. In three days you will cross the Jordan River and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Then Joshua called together the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe ofContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬-‭18‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬-‭9‬ ‭‬‬

““Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or toContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬-‭9‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭5‬ ‭‬‬

“After the death of Moses the Lord’s servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said, “Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them. I promise you what I promisedContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭5‬ ‭‬‬”