A Place to Settle Down

Tuesday, January 14

Joshua 15—17

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Genealogies in the Bible are tedious to read; so also the lists of the boundaries of the tribes and their cities. Don’t lose the forest for the trees! While a map will help you visualize these territories, there is something obvious: a wandering people finally have a place to settle down. Identify with this in your own life.

Lands and relationships both need boundaries. The arms of the crucified, risen Lord gather others into a primary community—a spiritual land of faith, hope, and love called God’s Kingdom.

Take care that you do not cross the borders of your faith by simply not believing.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
Settling down in Your Kingdom
Embraced by the Crucified
Discerning my place in life
All my heart, a space for You

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The Life-Pledge

Tuesday, January 7

Joshua 13—14

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Deeds of land of the Twelve Tribes are described. However, the lands are unlike those that are bought with a bank’s money as a mortgage—a “death-pledge” upon it. These are inherited lands given by God alone to God’s chosen people through Moses.

We live in a society where we earn, buy and sell possessions and properties; only then do we will them as inheritance. But the Psalmist declares in 89:11 “The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all its fullness.” Today be aware of all that you have as given to you by the Lord. You have something greater, given by the death of Jesus on the cross. He is the inheritance of God—a “life-pledge.” Christ shares this with you in the inner Kingdom where he calls us to live by this outpouring of God’s love.

Approach with the Magi and adore.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
You are my inheritance 13:14
My soul: offering by fire 13:14
Following with all my heart 14:13
All the earth belongs to You.

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