April 21 – Phinehas Has His Answer

Joshua 22:21-23:16
Luke 20:27-47
Psalm 89:14-37
Proverbs 13:17-19

Joshua 22:2 — The presumed rebel tribes are making an appeal to the LORD. The altar is non-functioning, but a witness that while they’re across the Jordan, they are one with the rest of the tribes (Joshua 22:27). Phinehas was pleased (Joshua 22:30).

Joshua 23:8 — What does it mean to cleave unto the LORD? A man is to cleave unto his wife (Genesis 2:24). Cleaving to the LORD preserves your life (Deuteronomy 4:4). We are to fear, serve, and cleave to Him (Deuteronomy 10:20). We are to love Him, walk in His way, and cleave unto Him (Deuteronomy 11:22). If we cleave to Him (Deuteronomy 13:4), the cursed will not cleave to us (Deuteronomy 13:17), nor the pestilence (Deuteronomy 28:21), or the diseases (Deuteronomy 28:60). Love, obey, and cleave (Deuteronomy 30:20).

Luke 20:31 — The Sadducees presented a hypothetical scenario featuring a woman who is best described as “bad luck.” Even though the Sadducees and Pharisees tried to entrap Jesus, He was able to appeal to some of them (Luke 20:39). But He was not enticed to soft-pedal His critique (Luke 20:46).

King David, Lincoln College Chapel

Psalm 89:37 — What happened to the “throne of David”? When Jesus was born the angel said, “The Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David.” (Luke 1:30-33)

The Kingdom of God in the past then will be re-established with Christ as it’s king – but at this future time ALL nations will be in subjection to it. This Kingdom will bring peace to the earth and all peoples will know about God and want to please Him. We are given a few glimpses in the Bible of what this wonderful kingdom on earth will be like …


Proverbs 13:18 — Nothing is harder than accepting reproof … but that will be honored!

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