ARE WE TRYING INSTEAD OF TRUSTING?

April 9

Ephraim got an inheritance from the Lord as His people when they entered the promised land.  This inheritance was to be one that had crops, land, animals, houses, and fruit trees which they did not plant nor build.  God had said He would drive the people out little by little so that the land would not be overgrown and taken over again by wild animals and become difficult to live in (Exodus 23:29-31).  God put this in the Bible so that we would know that just as He said He would drive these people out little by little, that this is a picture of driving out the sin in our lives once we become believers. He also states that we also have the responsibility of driving out the sin in our lives, but now we have His Power as believers to do so.  So, it is not let go and let God, rather God said He would, but we have to do our part in ridding our lives of the sin that He puts His finger on and says must go. Are we depending on and trusting in His power to do what He asks us to do or are we trying in our own strength?  If we are trying instead of trusting, we will fail and be like the Israelites who did not drive the sinful inhabitants out and so were plagued by them the rest of their lives.

Joshua 16:8-10 The border went out from Tappuah westward to the Brook Kanah, and it ended at the sea. This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families. 9 The separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.10 And they did not drive out the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites to this day and have become forced laborers.

HAVE YOU READ YOUR BIBLE TODAY? HERE IS TODAY’S DAILY BIBLE READING- WWW.HISLOVEMINISTRIES.NET    – 4/9 Joshua 16–18, Luke 8:40–9:11, Psalm 61

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

You Might Also Like

THE JUST FOR THE UNJUST

THE JUST FOR THE UNJUST

Notice in this section that Pilate says He nor Herod found any fault in Jesus.  Yet, who do the people want released, but a murderer named Barabbas.  His name means son of the Father, so the murdering son of the father is released in place of JESUS THE TRUE SON OF...

Read Devotion

GOD’S WAY OR MY WAY?

GOD’S WAY OR MY WAY?

God has only one way of doing things, that is the way He prescribes.  Oftentimes we try to accomplish God’s will using whatever methods we think best or worst of all we do it like the world would do it.  When God wants something done He wants it done the way He...

Read Devotion

PLEASING TO GOD

PLEASING TO GOD

In 2 Samuel Chapters 3-5 we see how David grows stronger and stronger and eventually becomes the King over all of Israel and rules for 40 years.  It was not God’s plan for them to have a king, but if they were to have a king it should be a man like David who wanted...

Read Devotion