9/23 Reading (Joshua 16-18; Psalms 36-37)

Joshua 16: Chapter focuses on the land given to the tribe of Joseph, specifically Ephraim. 

Joshua 17: Chapter focuses on the land given to another part of the tribe of Joseph, specifically Manasseh. Actually, the land described here is given to the half of this group who didn’t get land on the other side of the Jordan river by Moses. 

Joshua 18: Chapter begins with discussion of representatives from the seven remaining tribes to pretty much do a survey of the land that is still available and do a report for Joshua. The remaining of the chapter focuses on what was given to Benjamin. 

Psalm 36: This psalm is a prayer for help from the wicked. The psalmist asks God to help them. 

Psalm 37: According to the notes from the CEB study bible, this psalm is “usually identified as a wisdom psalm, and may have been what we might call today a teaching sermon” (CEB Study Bible, p. 879 OT). We learn about the importance of not getting angry or upset when wicked people appear to prosper. I find this challenging since this seems to happen all the time. We are supposed to trust in God that all will be ok in the end. This is definitely tough and something that I want to discuss further with others. 

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