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Week 9 Day 7
An important theme in the book of Numbers is to keep faith alive and trust God in trying times.
When fear and doubt dominate that is sin and we lose we miss out on the blessing the aid the strength which God wants to provide for us.
The choice of Joshua as Moses' successor is an indication of things to comeIn addition to being a spiritual giant Joshua was a military man.
THE SUCCESSOR Looking into the future with a new generation. Numbers 27 & 33
12The Lord said to Moses: "Go up into Mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel. 13When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was. 14For in the Wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, you rebelled against My command to hallow Me at the waters of Meribah before their eyes." 15Then Moses spoke to the Lord, saying: 16"Let the Lord, the God of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, 17who may go out before them and go in before them, who may lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the Lord may not be like sheep which have no shepherd." 18The Lord said to Moses: "Take Joshua the son of Nun with you, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your land on him; 19set him before Eleazar the priest and go before all the congregation and inaugurate him in their sight. 20You shall give some of your authority to him that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient. 21He shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire before the Lord for him by the judgment of the Urim. At his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, he and all the children of Israel with him. 22So Moses did as the Lord commanded him. 50Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho, saying, 51"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy their engraved stones, destroy all their molded images, and demolish all their high places; 53you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess. 54"You shall divide the land by lot as an inheritance among your families; to the larger you shall give a larger inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give a smaller inheritance; there everyone's inheritance shall be whatever falls to him blot. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. 55"But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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