// Read Joshua 13:1-7 //

Land Still to Be Taken

13 When Joshua had grown old, the Lord said to him, “You are now very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over.

“This is the land that remains: all the regions of the Philistines and Geshurites, from the Shihor River on the east of Egypt to the territory of Ekron on the north, all of it counted as Canaanite though held by the five Philistine rulers in Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron; the territory of the Avvites on the south; all the land of the Canaanites, from Arah of the Sidonians as far as Aphek and the border of the Amorites; the area of Byblos; and all Lebanon to the east, from Baal Gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo Hamath.

“As for all the inhabitants of the mountain regions from Lebanon to Misrephoth Maim, that is, all the Sidonians, I myself will drive them out before the Israelites. Be sure to allocate this land to Israel for an inheritance, as I have instructed you, and divide it as an inheritance among the nine tribes and half of the tribe of Manasseh.”

The life of Joshua typifies the story of a life that graphically shows the two sides of life: victory and defeat; success and failure. The Lord in this passage called unto Joshua that he is old yet there are still many lands to be possessed. What are the things that wasted the life and time of Joshua? Those are the issues I would be raising for the next few days.
1. Sin – Battle of Ai (Joshua 7:1-6) sin does not bring any increase in life, sin cuts short, sin reduces, and sin is a poison of fulfillment. One of the areas that wasted the time of Joshua was when the children of Israel were delayed in winning the battle of Ai as a result of the sin of Achan. Achans may delay you in life if you don’t know how to handle them. If there is any issue of sin in your life deal with so that it will not waste your life.
PRAYER: Confess your sins and repent of them.

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