The COHEN FAMILY
Today’s Reading: Joshua 21
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Key Verse: Joshua 21:45
Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.
When we come across the Jewish name “Cohen,” we know they are from the line of Kohath, who was the second son of Levi (Joshua 21:20). They are hereditary priests. Moses and Joshua did not give the priests land like the other tribes in order to ensure the distribution of God’s priestly representatives throughout the land in an evenly placed manner. This may have served to retard Israel’s embrace of pagan cultures.
God’s Word will not fail. It may take time, but be assured of eventual fulfillment. Israel failed, not God’s Word. When God promised victory, they ran away in defeat. When God promised prosperity, they broke His rules so that God could not bless them as He wanted to. When God promised to be their leader, they begged for a king like the surrounding nations. When God promised to protect them from their enemies, they made their own unsuccessful battle plans. Are we as foolish as they were? Let us remind ourselves daily that God is totally committed to the fulfillment of all His good promises. Amen!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I’m well aware that there are promises of judgment as well as blessing. Help me to key in on the blessing promises, obeying You in everything that applies to me as a follower of Jesus. I promise to do this, “So help me God.” Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Norma-Jean and I are going, God willing, to the land we’ve been reading about here in the book of Joshua. Our son Ron and his wife Ann are the leaders. It seems that my wife and I can’t stay away from His Land!!! At the end of the journey in the footsteps of Jesus, there is a great conference in the new 10,000 seat arena in Jerusalem. I’ve been asked by the organizers of the event to represent Crossroads in receiving a citation for the part Crossroads has played in reaching the world for Christ. That honour belongs not to me but to all of our partners who made it happen through prayer, regular financial support and hard work. PLEASE JOIN US!! Click here for information. I would love to spend two weeks getting to know you who participate in my 100words.ca blog. Please come to Jerusalem if at all possible. It may be the best investment ever for time and eternity!!!
Yours for trusting God and obeying God,
P.S. I’ll be sharing several of Reynold’s stunning Petra photos over the next few days!