January 18- Joshua 19:1-51
January 18- Joshua 19:1-51
second lot came out for Simeon, for the tribe of the people of Simeon,
according to their clans, and their inheritance was in the midst of the
inheritance of the people of Judah. 2 And they had
for their inheritance Beersheba, Sheba, Moladah, 3 Hazar-shual,
Balah, Ezem, 4 Eltolad, Bethul, Hormah, 5 Ziklag,
Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susah, 6 Beth-lebaoth, and
Sharuhen—thirteen cities with their villages; 7 Ain,
Rimmon, Ether, and Ashan—four cities with their villages, 8 together
with all the villages around these cities as far as Baalath-beer, Ramah of the
Negeb. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Simeon according
to their clans. 9 The inheritance of the people of
Simeon formed part of the territory of the people of Judah. Because the portion
of the people of Judah was too large for them, the people of Simeon obtained an
inheritance in the midst of their inheritance.
third lot came up for the people of Zebulun, according to their clans. And the
territory of their inheritance reached as far as Sarid. 11 Then
their boundary goes up westward and on to Mareal and touches Dabbesheth,
then the brook that is east of Jokneam. 12 From
Sarid it goes in the other direction eastward toward the sunrise to the
boundary of Chisloth-tabor. From there it goes to Daberath, then up to
Japhia. 13 From there it passes along on the east
toward the sunrise to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin, and going on to Rimmon it
bends toward Neah, 14 then on the north the
boundary turns about to Hannathon, and it ends at the Valley of Iphtahel; 15 and
Kattath, Nahalal, Shimron, Idalah, and Bethlehem—twelve cities with their
villages. 16 This is the inheritance of the people
of Zebulun, according to their clans—these cities with their villages.
fourth lot came out for Issachar, for the people of Issachar, according to
their clans. 18 Their territory included Jezreel,
Chesulloth, Shunem, 19 Hapharaim, Shion,
Anaharath, 20 Rabbith, Kishion, Ebez, 21 Remeth,
En-gannim, En-haddah, Beth-pazzez. 22 The boundary
also touches Tabor, Shahazumah, and Beth-shemesh, and its boundary ends at the
Jordan—sixteen cities with their villages. 23 This
is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Issachar, according to their
clans—the cities with their villages.
fifth lot came out for the tribe of the people of Asher according to their
clans. 25 Their territory included Helkath, Hali,
Beten, Achshaph, 26 Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal.
On the west it touches Carmel and Shihor-libnath, 27 then
it turns eastward, it goes to Beth-dagon, and touches Zebulun and the Valley of
Iphtahel northward to Beth-emek and Neiel. Then it continues in the north
to Cabul, 28 Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, Kanah, as
far as Sidon the Great. 29 Then the boundary
turns to Ramah, reaching to the fortified city of Tyre. Then the boundary turns
to Hosah, and it ends at the sea; Mahalab, Achzib, 30 Ummah,
Aphek and Rehob—twenty-two cities with their villages. 31 This
is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Asher according to their
clans—these cities with their villages.
sixth lot came out for the people of Naphtali, for the people of Naphtali,
according to their clans. 33 And their boundary ran
from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim, and Adami-nekeb, and Jabneel, as
far as Lakkum, and it ended at the Jordan. 34 Then
the boundary turns westward to Aznoth-tabor and goes from there to Hukkok,
touching Zebulun at the south and Asher on the west and Judah on the east at
the Jordan. 35 The fortified cities are Ziddim,
Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth, 36 Adamah,
Ramah, Hazor, 37 Kedesh, Edrei,
En-hazor, 38 Yiron, Migdal-el, Horem, Beth-anath,
and Beth-shemesh—nineteen cities with their villages. 39 This
is the inheritance of the tribe of the people of Naphtali according to their
clans—the cities with their villages.
seventh lot came out for the tribe of the people of Dan, according to their
clans. 41 And the territory of its inheritance
included Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir-shemesh, 42 Shaalabbin, Aijalon,
Ithlah, 43 Elon, Timnah, Ekron, 44 Eltekeh,
Gibbethon, Baalath, 45 Jehud, Bene-berak,
Gath-rimmon, 46 and Me-jarkon and Rakkon with the
territory over against Joppa. 47 When the
territory of the people of Dan was lost to them, the people of Dan went up and
fought against Leshem, and after capturing it and striking it with the sword
they took possession of it and settled in it, calling Leshem, Dan, after the
name of Dan their ancestor. 48 This is the
inheritance of the tribe of the people of Dan, according to their clans—these
cities with their villages.
they had finished distributing the several territories of the land as
inheritances, the people of Israel gave an inheritance among them to Joshua the
son of Nun. 50 By command of the Lord they gave him the city that he
asked, Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim. And he rebuilt the
city and settled in it.
are the inheritances that Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the
heads of the fathers' houses of the tribes of the people of Israel distributed
by lot at Shiloh before the Lord,
at the entrance of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing the land.
The task is done and the
division is complete. Joshua received his portion after all of the seven tribes
received their inheritances. The scripture says “by the command of the Lord
they gave him the city that he asked,”. God blessed Joshua with the city he
desired. Joshua was able to rebuild the city and be settled in his choice city.
I love this provision. Joshua had been faithful to God. God blessed Joshua and
the Israelites. There were so many Israelites. This peaceful process was once
again done according to God’s perfect plan. I struggle to wait on God and let
His plan be revealed on His timeline. If you find yourself in the same
situation, pray today that God will help you rely on His plan.
Heavenly Father, how often
I try to tell You what my provision should be rather than wait and see what You
have for me. I probably cut myself short
with what I think I should have, because You always want more for me than I
expect for myself. Help me see that Your
provision and Your plan are always best.
I know things don’t always happen as quickly as I want either. Help me be still and wait for You to
speak. You always speak truth and I want
to hear and live Your truth, as it is always the very best. Thank You Father for loving me so much more
than I can fathom. Help me love You more
In Jesus’ name.