Today’s ReadingJoshua 15:1-63 (additional reading Psalm 86:1-17 and Proverbs 13:9-10)

God has given us this life not just that we can have a great life but so that we can share it with others. Everything that God gives us is intended to be shared with others. God’s blessings, mercy, grace, power, wisdom, hope, peace, and everything else that is God’s is given to us for us to enjoy and to share.

Chapters 15 through 19 describe the division of the land to Isreal. These five chapters go into great detail to describe the land allocated to each tribe. The process that was used to determine who would get which territories were by sacred lots. As we learn to live the Christian life we will learn that we are not going alone. Most of us have families and friends that will also benefit from this life. Your life has an impact on others. Whether for good or for bad or great or small; everyone’s life impacts others.

The victory that God won with Caleb was not just for Caleb but for his whole family. That’s the way that God works; He works His mighty works in one person but intends the blessing to reach out to others around them. Caleb knows that God is blessing him and he wants to share that blessing with others so that they also can experience God the same way that he has. Caleb wanted someone else to get some of the glory that God had been giving to him. When God blesses our life, He expects us to share it with others.

If you want to live the life that God promised you must begin to look at your life differently. One of the ways that you will experience the life that God has promised you is when you begin to share what you have with others. Are you sharing the things God has blessed you with to others? The message of the gospel, hope, love and grace?

Reflection

  • What things have God blessed you with that you can share with others?
  • Do you look for ways to be a blessing?

Prayer

Father, Thank You that You have blessed us so much. Help us to be a blessing also. Help us to share the hope of the gospel with those around us. In Jesus’ name, Amen

 

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