“God hath spoken in His holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is Mine, and Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the strength of Mine head; Judah is My lawgiver; Moab is My washpot; over Edom will I cast out My shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of Me.” Psalm 60:6-8 (KJV)

One of the things people and nations need to understand God is the owner of all lands, and distributes those lands as He sees fit.

The land of Canaan was promised to Abraham, and His children through Isaac the promised son.  He gave the land of Canaan plus land on the east side of Jordan to the people of  promise.

Down through the ages there is still contention over that land.  It is simply because the people will not submit to God’s ownership and division of that land.  If the people would submit to God’s ownership, division of that land, and realize we are all only stewards of where we dwell; then there could be peace.

The Psalmist speaking the words of God notes this division.  Shechem and Succoth are land on the east side of Jordan, and were given to two and one half tribes of Israel, because of their rebellion against God and Israel.  Gilead, Manasseh, Ephraim, and Judah are God’s people.  God says, “Gilead is Mine.”  He also says, “Manasseh is Mine”; and “Ephraim is the helmet for My head” (NKJV), and “Judah is My lawgiver”.

To think about “Moab is My washpot” we are the surrounding enemy nations; along with Edom, and Philistia.  We might consider Moab as the “washpot” in that when Israel strayed God uses them to discipline, chastise Israel for their waywardness.

Do we as Christians today understand that all God has given in our hand, under our feet, even on our back are His; and we are uniquely His stewards to care, and work it for His glory?  The land is His and everything on it.

When we know God through His Son Jesus Christ we will understand this and will direct our lives accordingly.  We will love the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  We will love the Word of God, we will hear it and do what He says.   When we fail, or fall we will trust Him to pick us back up; and we will continue on the path of holiness.

2 thoughts on “The Land Belongs to ME

  1. This is very timely and meaningful. I have had some events in my life that have intervened and thus I was unable to keep up my reading and blogging. It is wonderful to read y\our message again. Than\ks for your faithfulness and steadfastness to share His Word. I suspect you reach many who are badly in need of Our Lord”s Word. Perhaps some do not get the message any other way. Bless you. I know God is happy that you share your knowledge with ALL the people. jlehman1945

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