Read:  Joshua chapters 18, 19, 20, 21

The Daily Bible doesn’t give any commentary for today’s reading and I’m sure y’all are dying to know my take on the subject.

So, here it is.

I love that the Israelites cast lots at times to determine an outcome.

Sheep Knuckle Lots

Lots were used throughout the Bible and could have been anything from stones, sticks, bones, Urim & Thummim, dice, urns filled with names/land divisions, we don’t know specifically…but we do know that it removed human choice from the decision making process and allowed God to work.

“The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.”   Proverbs 16:33

But to the onlooker…the unbeliever…lots seem to be a foolish way to make a decision.  Leaving it up to random chance.  But to God-fearing people, it is another direct answer from God; another way to fully rely on Him.  And whether you like it or not, God is in control of all things, all decisions…

What comfort that is.

Proverbs 3:5-6

But I especially like the very last verse from today’s reading.  What an awesome truth that even we can claim!!

“Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass.”   Joshua 21:45 

 

Related Articles:
What was the practice of casting lots?   (got.questions.org)
Cleromancy   (en.wikipedia.org)

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