March 04, 2012

64 - Don't be afraid of them, for the Lord your God fights for you!

Kathleen's thoughts

The readings from today is the preparation of the tribes to enter into Canaan.

One of the most important instructions given to Moses from God was...
The Lord spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, Tell the Israelites; When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, you must drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you, destroy all their stone images and cast images, and demolish all their high places. You are to take possession of the land before you, and settle in it because I have given you the land to posses. You are to receive the land as an inheritance by lot according to your clans.
You will receive an inheritance according to your ancestral tribes.
BUT IF YOU DON'T DRIVE THEM OUT the inhabitants of the land before you, those you allow to remain will become thorns in your eyes and in your sides; they will harass you in the land where you will live. And what I had planned to do to them, I will do to you.
Boundaries are given Numbers 34: 1-15

Men chosen to divide the land Numbers 34; 16-29 Moses was instructed to take one leader from each tribe to distribute the land.

Cities promised to the Levites.
Each tribes is to give some of its cities to the Levites in proportion to the inheritance it receives. The total number of cities you give the Levites will be 48, along with their pasture land.


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