Joshua 13

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.


  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Joshua 13


Land still to be taken.      

Now Joshua, the leader after Moses, has been advanced in age, but there was still land to be taken. God told Joshua that God will drive out the remaining inhabitants of the land. And God commanded Joshua to allocate the land to nine tribes and half of the tribe of Manasseh of Israel.

Allocation of the land east of Jordan was detailed, to the tribe of half of Manasseh, Reuben, and Gad.

The statement that the Levites are to receive no tribal territory of their own repeatedly stated in 13:33, 14:3-4, and 18:7, because they are to receive Levitical offerings from each tribe. But later Joshua and the priest Eleazar assign them a series of towns with surrounding pasture land (Joshua 21).

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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