Morning Musing: Joshua 18:2-3

e”There remained among the people of Israel seven tribes whose inheritance had not yet been apportioned.  So Joshua said to the people of Israel, ‘How long will you put off going in to take possession of the land, which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?'”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

When the people of Israel conquered the land, they did so by sacking the major cities, decimating the Canaanite resistance.  But they didn’t finish the task God gave them.  Over and over again in the course of the last several chapters of the book describing the dividing up of the land among the various tribes, we are told that they failed to completely drive out the peoples of the land as they had been instructed to do. Read the rest…