Boundaries and more boundaries. Habitations are being set.
There is one very interesting item to me here. Seven tribes had not yet divided their inheritance. Joshua said, “How long will you put off entering to take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?”(18:3)
That same question could be asked today. The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus have been so significant to us. He paid the price for so much more than we have received.
How long will we put off taking our land? That’s probably a question our Father is asking today.
Think about it.
To me, this is the best account of the birth of Jesus. In one way His birth is very plain and simple – not in a palace, but in a manger. Yet in another way, this birth is the most dramatic ever!
Imagine the shepherds out tending sheep having such a magnificent display of angels serenading them. What’s going on? “Good news of great joy…today is born a Savior which is Christ the Lord.”
Would you be ready for such a display? What would you do with it? Would you take it seriously or would you think you were hallucinating?
I’m sure it had to be challenging for the shepherds, but they were chosen well. For the shepherds immediately decided to go to Bethlehem and check it out.
“And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.”(2:20)
When we see God’s Word fulfilled, our hearts have to praise Him. Whether it is a person receiving Jesus and being transformed before our eyes, or someone being healed, or a miraculous escape from danger, God’s hand in our lives is too beautiful for words.
We have to praise and glorify Him!