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Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

January 28

Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh, with whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them . . .

Joshua 13:7-8

Gad, Reuben, and half of the tribe of Manasseh were the ones who chose to remain on the east side of the Jordan rather than crossing with the rest of the tribes into the Promised Land. Their decision wasn’t based upon God’s best for their families but seemingly upon what was best for their cattle and bank accounts. History shows, however, that Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh were the first ones to be carried away when the enemies of Israel attacked the nation.

The same thing happens to you and me. If you say, “I’m just going to hang out in the back,” watch out. That is sure to be the most dangerous, most depressing place ultimately. God will not make me go in and go on in my walk with Him. The choice is up to me. He will take me as deep as I want to go - but He won’t take me one step further than I want to go.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi. If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.

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