Today’s passage: Joshua 18:1-10
- The nation of Israel is now gathered together at Shiloh. At this point Shiloh becomes the center for worship of the Lord (The Tent of Meeting/The Tabernacle was there).
- Joshua’s question in verse 3 sounds like a rebuke, but it may have just been asked rhetorically in order to set about the process of giving the tribes direction on where to finish taking possession.
- Several reminders are given in this passage that the Lord was present, at work, and sovereign over this process.
Questions to consider:
- How can the inheritance of the Levites being “priesthood” or priestly service to the Lord be an encouragement to us? How must we think about working for the Lord when He considers it a privilege and an inheritance?
- Who did Joshua include in his discourse? Was there anyone who was left out? Who did Joshua continually credit with the work and wisdom of this mission and task? To whom did he point the nation of Israel?
- How could the answers to these questions help us as a church? How might they help you today in your workplace and in your homes?