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Joshua Addresses the Israelites After the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, Yahweh said to Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, saying, 2 “My servant Moses is dead. Get up and cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the ?Israelites?. 3 Every place that the soles of your feet will tread, I have given it to you, as I promised to Moses….
This Daily Devotion covers the first five books of the Bible, Genesis through Deuteronomy also called the Books of Moses or the Pentateuch, in a period of one year in a Monday through Friday format, the Psalms and order of devotion follow those presented in The Treasury of Daily Prayer from Concordia Publishing House.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you;
He will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psa 132:11 The LORD swore to David a sure oath
from which he will not turn back:
“One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.
Psa 132:12 If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies
that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall sit on your throne.”
Psa 132:13 For the LORD has chosen Zion;
he has desired it for his dwelling place:
Psa 132:14 “This is my resting place forever;
here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
Psa 132:15 I will abundantly bless her provisions;
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
Psa 132:16 Her priests I will clothe with salvation,
and her saints will shout for joy.
Psa 132:17 There I will make a horn to sprout for David;
I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.
Psa 132:18 His enemies I will clothe with shame,
but on him his crown will shine.”
Reading for August 15th Joshua 1
Joshua Addresses the Israelites
1 After the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, Yahweh said to Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, saying, 2 “My servant Moses is dead. Get up and cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the ?Israelites?. 3 Every place that the soles of your feet will tread, I have given it to you, as I promised to Moses. 4 From the wilderness ?and the Lebanon?, up to the great river, the river Euphrates, all of the land of the Hittites, and up to ?the great sea in the west?, will be your territory. 5 No one will stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so will I be with you; I will not fail you, and I will not forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, for you will give the people this land as an inheritance that I swore to their ancestors to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous ?to observe diligently the whole law? that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn aside from it, to the right or left, so that you may succeed ?wherever you go?. 8 The scroll of this law will not depart from your mouth; you will meditate on it day and night so that ?you may observe diligently all that is written? in it. For then you will succeed in your ways and prosper. 9 Did I not command you? Be strong and courageous! Do not fear or be dismayed, for Yahweh your God is with you ?wherever you go?.” 10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 11 “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people: ‘Prepare your provisions; ?in? three days you are to cross the Jordan to go possess the land that Yahweh your God is giving you to possess.’ ”
12 To the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh Joshua said, 13 “Remember the word that Moses Yahweh’s servant commanded you, saying, ‘Yahweh your God is giving rest to you, and he is giving you this land.’ 14 Your wives, your little children, and your livestock, they will remain in the land that Moses gave to you beyond the Jordan. ?All of the best fighting men? will cross armed in front of your families; they will help you 15 until Yahweh gives rest to your families as well as to you. They will take possession of the land that Yahweh your God is giving to them. Then you will return to your own land and take possession of it, the land that Moses the servant of Yahweh gave you beyond the Jordan ?to the east?.” 16 And they answered Joshua, saying, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you will send us we will go. 17 Just as we obeyed Moses, so will we obey you. Only may Yahweh your God be with you, as he was with Moses. 18 Whoever ?rebels against your orders? and does not obey your words according to what you commanded us will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous.”
Almighty God, You chose the virgin Mary to be the mother of Your only Son. Grant that we, who are redeemed by His blood, may share with her in the glory of Your eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Heavenly Father, send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts to direct and rule us according to Your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.