April 18

Joshua 18, John 16:17-33

Thought from Today’s Old Testament Passage: JOSHUA 19

Now that all had been provided, Joshua was given a special portion. Moreover, he was given what he asked. The time and the nature of his choice are alike revelations of the character of the man. As to time, he did not ask for a possession until all had been supplied. He was content to wait, taking only when others had received. Then as to the nature of his choice. He asked for Timnath­serah in the hill country of Ephraim. In doing so he chose a city which was hardly a city until it became his. It will be remembered that when Ephraim had complained, Joshua had charged them to go to the mountains and possess their possessions. Now when his opportunity came, he proved that he was prepared to act for himself on the advice he had given. To that very hill country he went, and there is a splendid ring of resoluteness in his character in the statement, "He built the city, and dwelt therein."

Thus the conquered country was now divided, and the division was made under the superintendence of Eleazar the priest, Joshua the leader, and the heads of the tribes of the nation. All this, moreover, was done at the door of the Tent of Meeting and in recognition of those great prin­ciples of religious life which lay at the heart of the national life. (G. Campbell Morgan, An Exposition of the Whole Bible (Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1959), p. 99)

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