Sunday, April 6, 2014

Catching up with #WriteTheWord

Back again and for one last #WriteTheWord "catch up" post. The rest from here forward will be me writing along with you through the remainder of Joshua. In those posts I will also share some more techniques with you to add to your #WriteTheWord repertoire.

Without further adieu, here are the last parts I have previously written from Joshua which include chapters 13, 14 & the beginning of 15.
My Chapter 13 Side Notes:
Main point of v.1-7 - Our LORD will continue to guide us & work through us & fight for us---even in our very old age, should we live so long.

Main point of v.8-14 - When ultimately trusting God for victory & following His plan, we will receive the promised land as our inheritance---in spite of impatience, mistakes, & disobedience along the way.

Oops! Looks like I skipped writing verses 15-23
Here they are for you to read over (& write if you would like):

15 This is what Moses had given to the tribe of Reuben, according to its clans:

16 The territory from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the middle of the gorge, and the whole plateau past Medeba 17 to Heshbon and all its towns on the plateau, including Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon, 18 Jahaz, Kedemoth, Mephaath, 19 Kiriathaim, Sibmah, Zereth Shahar on the hill in the valley, 20 Beth Peor, the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth Jeshimoth— 21 all the towns on the plateau and the entire realm of Sihon king of the Amorites, who ruled at Heshbon. Moses had defeated him and the Midianite chiefs, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba—princes allied with Sihon—who lived in that country. 22 In addition to those slain in battle, the Israelites had put to the sword Balaam son of Beor, who practiced divination. 23 The boundary of the Reubenites was the bank of the Jordan. These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the Reubenites, according to their clans.

v.27 - Valley = part of God-given inheritance
Main point of v.24-28 - Valleys, though often difficult & dark, are necessary & special gifts to us. They offer nourishment and times of growth unmatched on the mountain top.

Main point of v.29-33 - Even if you have no known inheritance on this Earth, as a child of God---the LORD is your inheritance! You will inherit His riches which He has promised to us.

My Chapter 14 Side Notes:
Main point of v.1-5 - Sometimes even those in God's service receive no earthly inheritance, yet He always provides for their daily needs while on this Earth. He often does this so that we will depend on Him for our daily bread & draw close to Him in the process.

Main point of v.6-11 - Following the LORD produces a strong core, strength, & endurance for the training & trials of life.

Looks like I left out another small section in chapter 14
Here are verses 12-15 for you to read (& write):

12 Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as he said.”

13 Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as his inheritance. 14 So Hebron has belonged to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite ever since, because he followed the Lord, the God of Israel, wholeheartedly. 15 (Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba after Arba, who was the greatest man among the Anakites.)

My Chapter 15 Side Notes:
Main points of v.1-8:
As we roll away from our valley of trouble we roll full circle back into it only to find it is a doorway of hope & valley of fruitfulness.
- Valley of Achor = "valley of trouble",
but becomes a valley of fruitfulness & a doorway of hope
- Leads up (north) to Gilgal
- Gilgal = "circle" (of stones); also "roll away" (like a wheel)

So there you have it! Looks like I left you & me both hanging a bit with chapter 15 (there are a total of 63 verses in it)...sooo, I get to pick up with you in verse 9 of chapter 15 for our next #WriteTheWord session.

In the meantime, do share what you have learned from chapters 13-15 and/or whatever other portions of Scripture you are currently writing.

See you again soon! 

Keep on writing!!!

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