Joshua’s Choice

Jane Douglass White

READ : Joshua 24:11-18   Joshua had led his people for a long time. At this point he calls them together and reminds them of the many times that God had helped them. Then he asks whether they will choose the gods of the people they have defeated (not through their own strength, but through God) or will they choose …

Rahab to the Rescue

Jane Douglass White

READ : Joshua 2:1-20   The spies probably went to Rahab’s house because it was a gathering place for men and they hoped to pick up information. Rahab was a sinful woman, yet she was the instrument God used to rescue the spies from capture by the king of Jericho. Why was she chosen? Because she heard of the powerful …

Believing is Seeing

Jane Douglass White

READ : James 2:25-26, Numbers 14:2-9   When the Israelites came to the border of Canaan, Moses sent twelve men to spy out the land. They returned with beautiful produce, saying the land was good. Ten spies said the people were too strong to conquer. Only Caleb and Joshua believed God would bring them into the promised land. Everyone else …

Advice from an In-Law

Jane Douglass White

READ : Exodus 18:13-24   Do you like kibitzers looking over your shoulder, giving advice? I am on excellent terms with our married children because I never give them advice unless asked. (I have to zip my lips at certain times.) Here was Moses’ father-in-law telling him how to run his business. And Moses listened and “did all he said.” …

Forgiveness in Action

Jane Douglass White

READ : Genesis 45:1-11   Chapters 41-45 in Genesis tell us that God so blessed Joseph that Pharaoh appointed him prime minister with powers second only to himself. If you have time, read those chapters. Joseph was always faithful to God, acting fairly and wisely. A famine came and Joseph’s brothers had to come to Joseph for food. Joseph chose …