April 11 “Busy & distracted”

We can all understand how the things of this world can distract us from our devotion to God. But good things, even our service to God, can distract us, too.

 

martha busyToday’s Readings:
Joshua 11 & 12
Psalm 44.4-19
Proverbs 14.1-2
Luke 10.25-42

Joshua 11 & 12:

Occupying the land

Verse 23 is a key verse in chapter 11, “So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD had said to Moses; and Joshua gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. Then the land rested from war.” God had given Joshua and the people victory. However, we will see in tomorrow’s reading that there were still pockets where the Israelites did not completely destroy the pagan nations and those people would cause problems for them over and over in the future. Continue reading