Joshua 16

“The people of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, received their inheritance” (v4). The twelve original sons of Jacob became the heads of huge tribes, and each of those tribes had a designated part in settling the Promised Land.  Ten tribes received their land, while the tribe of Levi (priests and temple workers) were supported by offerings.  Joseph’s family, uniquely, became two tribes (Genesis 48), named after his sons, and their land inheritances carried their names (Ephraim and Manasseh) rather than Joseph’s.

Joseph’s great faith resulted in tremendous good for his descendants, yet their inheritance wasn’t called by his name.  God calls us to do what is right so that unknown generations and people will receive blessing.