Text: Joshua 21 Theme: God’s promises were completely fulfilled and utterly good toward Israel. Key verses: “Now the family heads of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua…and the heads…and said to them, ‘The Lord commanded through Moses that you give us towns to live in, with pasturelands for our livestock.’ So, as the Lord had commanded, the Israelites gave the Levites…out of their own inheritance.” (v. 1-3) “So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there. The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their forefathers. Not one of their enemies withstood them: the Lord handed all their enemies over to them. Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.” (v. 43-45) What God said to me: I have always kept my Word. I have never turned on a promise. Furthermore, Dwayne, take note that all of my promises were kept. I haven’t just made a few along the way. I’ve divied out numerous and amazing promises freely and graciously. My promises are good toward my children. I never wish harm on you, but rather, peace and joy and fulfillment and provision. I fight your enemies. I hand them over to you. Promises I made hundreds and thousands of years ago, I still remember and am still fulfilling in this day with my little ones. Take special note, Dwayne, that the Levites got everything promised them as well. As my called-out servant, you will fare no differently – as long as you continue to serve me and surrender your will to me. What I said to God: Thank you, my precious Provider, Counselor and Guide. I love and adore You this morning. I choose to worship You with my life today and everyday. I realize those are just empty words if I don’t get up from here and live it throughout this day. Please grant me strength through Your Spirit working in me to live boldly, confidently, humbly and consistently for and in You today. I praise You, my Promise-keeper. May I in turn be a promise-keeper to You and to my family.
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