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Today's reading: Joshua 11:1-23

I gave the following disclaimer a few days ago, but I am including it again today because of what we read in Joshua 11.

NOTE: The details of the battles Israel engages in as they move into the Promised Land are violent and brutal. They are difficult to read, and honestly, they don't always make sense to us. That being the case, as we read we need to keep in mind that this was a different time in history with a very different culture and that God's ways are not like ours.

Upon Israel's defeat of the southern kings and armies, the northern kings rally together to fight the Israelites. Their combined armies are massive in number and in strength: "And they came out. . . in number like the sand that is on the seashore" (vs. 4). But the Lord speaks to Joshua and tells him, "Do not be afraid of them, for tomorrow at this time I will give over all of them, slain, to Israel" (vs. 6). With their focus fully on following God, the Israelites engage in brutal warfare with these armies. God fulfills His promise to Joshua, giving Israel victory over the entire northern region.

When you encounter a situation that looks insurmountable (financial problems, relationship struggles, health concerns, emotional problems, work conditions, etc.), how easy or difficult do you find it to trust God? Based on what we've read thus far in Joshua, how should we respond? When you read the Bible, do you believe and then stand on the promises you read in God's Word? Tami

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Good Day,Tami, I would say YES, but sadly not all of the time. Although wars and battles are very brutal, I was pleased to read that Joshua did it right! He did exactly what God had told him to do and God helped him to victory!

Good Day,Tami, I would say YES, but sadly not all of the time. Although wars and battles are very brutal, I was pleased to read that Joshua did it right! He did exactly what God had told him to do and God helped him to victory!

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