Read the Bible in One Year:
OT – Joshua 19-21
NT Luke 2:25-52
In a world filled with broken promises and unfulfilled expectations, the refreshing reality is that our God is faithful.
The book of Joshua is a historical account of the Israelites’ conquest and settlement in the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua. After crossing the Jordan River, the Israelites engaged in military campaigns to conquer various territories and drive out the Canaanite inhabitants. In Joshua 21, we find a significant event taking place as the land was divided among the twelve tribes of Israel. The Levites, who were set apart as the priestly tribe and did not receive a specific territory, were allotted cities and pasturelands within the inheritance of the other tribes.
Joshua 21:45 succinctly summarises the whole process – the faithfulness of God in delivering the land to the Israelites and keeping every promise He had made to their forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Despite the challenges, battles, and obstacles they faced, God remained true to His Word and ensured that every promise was accomplished. The faithfulness of God in fulfilling His promises in the allocation of the land provided the Israelites with a solid foundation for their continued trust and obedience to God.
This is a powerful reminder not only to the Israelites but also to us today – God is faithful in keeping His promises. It encourages us to trust in God’s faithfulness and rely on His Word as we navigate our own journeys of faith and obedience. God is faithful and does not lie or change His mind (Numbers 23:19). Every promise of God is Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:20). His Word that goes out from His mouth will not return void but will accomplish the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11).
As we reflect on God’s faithfulness in fulfilling His promises, may we respond with unwavering trust. Let us eagerly seek to understand His will through His Word and prayer, and then walk in obedience to His promises, making us then, active participants in the fulfillment of His purposes on earth.
May our faith in our faithful God be evident in not just our words, but our actions, attitudes, and choices, demonstrating to the world that we serve a faithful God who always fulfills His promises. May our lives be a reflection of His faithfulness as we proclaim “Amen” to His promises and live in a way that brings glory to His name.
- How can I respond to God’s faithfulness by demonstrating unwavering trust in Him?
- In what areas of my life have I struggled to trust in God’s faithfulness?
- Are there areas of my life where I have been relying on my own strength and understanding instead of trusting in God’s faithfulness?
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