Jun 28, 2018
One of the realities of God’s unique relationship with mankind is that He sometimes give us exactly what we want. While He is the sovereign God of the universe and totally in control of any and all things, He occasionally allows sinful men to have what their hearts desire. And we see this truth played out in Joshua 13:14-33, when God provides the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh the land they requested on the east side of the Jordan River. They had fallen in love with this land the first time they had set eyes on it. It was rich pasture land, perfect for their many flocks and herds. So, rather than wait to receive their allotment of land on the western side of the Jordan, these three tribes set their sights on what was already readily available. And the tribe of Levi, which had been chosen by God to serve Him in the tabernacle, received no land, but were blessed by God with cities spread throughout the land of promise and the assurance that God would meet all their needs as a form of payment for service rendered to Him.