Joshua could not deliver everything. He was a limited Saviour and Judge for God’s people. His old age and death stopped his effectiveness. Thank God that He sent Jesus, who is alive forevermore at the Father’s right hand! Jesus’ saving work will be completed!
We step back a little now, with the Lord speaking to Joshua and then a recounting of the inheritance of the tribes across the Jordan.
It is interesting to note that the previous wars with and victories over the kings seem to have taken up some time, as Joshua is now old and advanced in years.
And there is still more to do!
The Lord outlines His plan for the future, and commands Joshua to stay the course and allot the land to those tribes who were to receive their inheritance inside the land (nine plus a half).
Twice though the inheritance of Levi is rung like a bell across the span of years for everyone who reads it.
They had no inheritance in the land, none at all. Their inheritance was the LORD God of Israel (including making offerings to Him).
We are like Levi. We have no inheritance on this earth, no physical place we stake our claim on as God’s people. This world is passing away.
Instead our claim, our stake, our inheritance is with the Lord – With our saviour Jesus!
We read in Ephesians 1:11,
“In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,”
* Father God,
Thank You and we praise You that through and in Jesus we inherit eternal life – Thank You Lord! What a loving God You are, what gifts You give!
Hallelujah, what a Saviour You are!