Scripture Challenge for 1-23-22
Where does this scripture come from? _____________
__:__And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
*When you read this verse it implies that God had chosen Joshua for some special work in the future. Joshua probably did not know it at the time, but the battle with Amalek was a testing time when God was examining his faith and courage. Joshua's conflict with Amalek was a proving ground or preparation for many battles that he would fight in the future in the Promised Land. It is very easy for us to focus on our problems rather than on God, but just as Joshua found out God is with us no matter where we are at or how big our problems seem.
Scripture Challenge for 1-16-22
Answer: Joshua 1:2-3
Where does this come from? _____________
__:__Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
__:__Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
*God promised this land to Abraham and his offspring in the Book of Genesis. By these verses again, we see God reaffirming and commanding the Israelites to go in and take possession of the land that God has given to them. The land is theirs, but their enjoyment of the land depends on them taking possession of the land. In comparison we have been told, we have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies. Unfortunately, very few Christians lay hold of the spiritual blessings that belong to them. They never appropriate them by allowing God to live in and through their lives. It has to be God that gets the victory, it cannot be appropriated by the flesh nature, so obedience to God is the important key factor if we are to appropriate our spiritual blessings. How obedient to God are we, and are we living poorly when we could be living richly?