August 17, 2014 – Morning Worship
Monday – Joshua 12; Matthew 1:1–17
See here an itemized summary of God’s faithfulness. Are there any applications for us?
Just like Pontius Pilate has a permanent place in the Apostles’ Creed, so Sihon and Og appear in Israel’s praises and prayers. Why?
It seems like Joshua in chapter 12:1–6 is making a point to remind Israel that the Reubenites, Gadites and the half tribe of Manasseh, on the east side of the Jordan, are just as much a part of Israel as everyone else on the west side. Why the reminder? Why is unity so important?
In Joshua 12:7–24 the writer lists 31 conquered kings. For an Israelite reading this list, would it be tedious or a cause for praise and thanksgiving? Why? Application for us?
Friday – Psalm 105; Acts 7; I Timothy 1:12–17
What do these passages teach us about prayers of thanksgiving? How do your prayers compare?
What do God’s victories over His enemies teach us about the future? How should they be an encouragement for us?