Paul Tripp compares our world to “a broken down house” where none of us is guaranteed a problem-free life. In fact, we’re not even guaranteed tomorrow!
Joshua 21 & 22
Joshua 21 & 22:
On being lights to the world
I found it interesting that the Levites were given cities in the territories occupied by the other tribes rather than isolated in their own territory. This enabled them to be examples to the people, but also put a responsibility on them to live upright lives. Like us, their walk was to match their talk.
Paul wrote in Philippians 2.14-16:
14 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
Pause & think
Did you notice that verses 7 & 11 repeat the same thing? “The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” When God repeats something, especially in the same passage, it means pay attention! He even added the word “Selah” after verse 7. “Selah” means pause. I have always thought of it as an encouragement to stop and think about what was just said. Continue reading