Jul 10, 2018
Miscommunication. It can be deadly. And in Joshua 22:10-34, we’re going to see just how bad it can get. After the three tribes whose land was located east of the Jordan had returned home, they made a decision to build an altar. Now, at first glance, this probably doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. After all, it seems like Abraham, Jacob, and even Moses were constantly building altars somewhere. But as this passage will reveal, this altar was going to cause a huge firestorm of controversy that almost boiled over into civil war. Wrong assumptions were made. Accusations were leveled. Tempers flared and swords were drawn, ready to mete out justice on what appeared to be three rebellious tribes. But it had all been a huge misunderstanding. Some poor decisions, coupled with even worse communication, had led to a near disaster. These 12 tribes, having a common bond of heritage and a sharing a mutual inheritance in the land of promise, found out that maintaining unity was going to be a real challenge.