There is something satisfying about feeling how many pages you have read in your left hand as you finish the last word being held in your right hand of your daily reading.
Random thoughts from this past week:
- I felt a little sorry for Joshua. Everyone kept reminding him to be strong and courageous. Either everyone else was a bit nervous or he was showing some signs of apprehension about entering the Promised Land.
- I love that we have stones in our house just like it talks about in Joshua 4:6, “In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’” tell them . . . Though packed, our stones are a testimony to the number of years that the Hottie and I have been married and faithfully serving the Lord together.
- Didn’t realize that the manna stopped the day AFTER the Israelites entered the Promised Land and ate some of its food.
- I wonder if Rahab changed her ways?
- It is bad news when you don’t inquire of the Lord! (Joshua 8:14)
- In all honesty, it is disturbing all of the killing, blood, and sacrifices. I know that the people had to have a way of being reminded of making atonement for sin . . . but yikes. Thank you, Lord, for sending Jesus. I know that He went through the worst of the worst for us . . . but I am grateful for His sacrifice. I just have to wonder what when through the priests’ heads.
- Not much has changed . . . Joshua 22: 5 stands true today, “To love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to obey His commands, to hold fast to Him and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul.”
- Poor family of Gideon.
- Why is it important for us to know that Jair’s 30 sons road 30 donkeys? (Judges 10:3-5)
- It seems like a lot of mighty men for the Lord were loose cannons . . . like Samson, for example.
- There are some cultural customs that we can’t understand, but in that culture it makes complete sense. I don’t have to agree with it. For example, in many cultures you defend your guest completely – no matter what. To not defend a guest is to be dishonorable. (Judges 19: 19)
- Naomi must have been a pretty special MIL for Ruth to want to stay with her. Even if Ruth had no family left . . . still that says a lot.
- I love this phrase: “The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of His words fall to the ground.” (1 Samuel 3:19)
- I am glad that we don’t have to be scared of God. I can talk with Him anytime.
- Even back then, God cared more about obedience than sacrifice.