Place of Refuge for the Accused

"The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: that the slayer that kills person unawares, unwittingly may flee there: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.  And when … Continue reading Place of Refuge for the Accused

There Is Much Work Left to Do

"And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.  And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.  And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How … Continue reading There Is Much Work Left to Do

When Enemies of Faith are Conquered

"And these which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them. By lot their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, … Continue reading When Enemies of Faith are Conquered

The LORD Causes Discomfort for His People’s Gain

"Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; … Continue reading The LORD Causes Discomfort for His People’s Gain

Dealing With Sin in the Congregation

And the LORD said unto Joshua, 'Get you up; why are you lying upon your face?  Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put even among their own stuff.  … Continue reading Dealing With Sin in the Congregation

The Word is Very Near… It Is In Your Heart

"For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, 'Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?' Neither is it beyond the … Continue reading The Word is Very Near… It Is In Your Heart

Caring For the Widow, the Orphan, and the Stranger

The Old Testament and the New has much wealth of how to deal with others, and care for those who are less fortunate than ourselves. "When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the … Continue reading Caring For the Widow, the Orphan, and the Stranger

Recognizing the True Prophet

"If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, 'Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;' thou shalt not hearken … Continue reading Recognizing the True Prophet