Joshua 12-13

“Only allot the land to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you” (13:6).  God’s purpose for Israel was not to continually engage in warfare but to settle in the Promised Land and thrive.  Each tribe had designated land that was theirs to care for and develop over the generations (v8, some east and some west of the Jordan), except the Levites (v14), who received the Temple offerings instead. As they represented God’s relationship with all Israel, He was their inheritance (v33).

“The Lord God of Israel is their inheritance” (v33).  We too have an inheritance. Though we were enemies, God made us His people through faith in Jesus so that we can enjoy life in His kingdom.