Daily Devotion and Prayer for August 29th


A Review of Joshua’s Conquests So Joshua took all this land: the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen, the Shephelah, the Arabah, and the hill country of Israel and its Shephelah, 17 from Mount Halak that rises to Seir and to Baal Gad in the valley of Lebanon ?at the foot of? Mount Hermon…

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. 

Psalm 17:6-14

6  I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;

incline your ear to me; hear my words. 

7  Wondrously show your steadfast love,

O Savior of those who seek refuge

from their adversaries at your right hand. 

8  Keep me as the apple of your eye;

hide me in the shadow of your wings, 

9  from the wicked who do me violence,

my deadly enemies who surround me. 

10  They close their hearts to pity;

with their mouths they speak arrogantly. 

11  They have now surrounded our steps;

they set their eyes to cast us to the ground. 

12  He is like a lion eager to tear,

as a young lion lurking in ambush. 

13  Arise, O LORD! Confront him, subdue him!

Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword, 

14  from men by your hand, O LORD,

from men of the world whose portion is in this life.

You fill their womb with treasure;

they are satisfied with children,

and they leave their abundance to their infants. 

Reading for Tuesday August 29th       Joshua 11:16-12:24

A Review of Joshua’s Conquests

16 So Joshua took all this land: the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen, the Shephelah, the Arabah, and the hill country of Israel and its Shephelah, 17 from Mount Halak that rises to Seir and to Baal Gad in the valley of Lebanon ?at the foot of? Mount Hermon; he captured all their kings, struck them, and killed them. 18 For many days Joshua made war with all these kings. 19 There was not a city that made peace with the ?Israelites? besides the Hivites and the inhabitants of Gibeon—?all were taken in battle?. 20 For it was Yahweh that ?hardened their hearts?, to meet Israel in war in order to utterly destroy them without mercy, that they would destroy them just as Yahweh commanded Moses.

21 At that time Joshua came and exterminated the Anakites from the hill country, from Hebron, Debir, Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel; Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities. 22 None of the Anakites were left in the land of the ?Israelites?; some remained only in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod. 23 Joshua took all the land according to all that Yahweh had spoken to Moses; and Joshua gave it as an inheritance to Israel, according to their tribal divisions, and the land rested from war.

The Kings Conquered by Moses

12 These are the kings of the land whom the ?Israelites? defeated, and of whose land they took possession beyond the Jordan ?to the east?, from the wadi of Arnon up to Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah to the east: Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the wadi of Arnon, from the middle of the valley and half of Gilead, up to the ?Jabbok River?, which marks the border of the ?Ammonites?; and the Arabah up to the Kinnereth Sea to the east, and as far as the sea of Arabah, the Salt Sea to the east, ?in the direction of? Beth Jeshimoth, and to the area southward, ?at the foot of? the slopes of Pisgah; the territory of Og king of Bashan, one of the last of the Rephaites, who lived at Ashtaroth and Edrei and ruled over Mount Hermon and Salecah and over all Bashan up to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half of Gilead, as far as the border of Sihon king of Heshbon. Moses Yahweh’s servant and the ?Israelites? defeated them; and Moses Yahweh’s servant gave it as a possession to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

The Kings Conquered by Joshua

These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the ?Israelites? defeated beyond to the Jordan to the west, from Baal Gad in the valley of Lebanon, and up to Mount Halak, which rises to Seir. And Joshua gave it as a possession to the tribes of Israel according to their allotments, in the hill country, the Shephelah, the Arabah, on the slopes, in the wilderness, and in the Negev; the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:

the king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;

10 the king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;

11 the king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;

12 the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;

13 the king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;

14 the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;

15 the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;

16 the king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;

17 the king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;

18 the king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;

19 the king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;

20 the king of Shimron-meron, one; the king of Acshaph, one;

21 the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;

22 the king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one;

23 the king of Dor in Naphath Dor, one; the king of Goiim for Gilgal, one;

24 the king of Tirzah, one; all the kings, thirty-one.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

     Almighty God, You gave Your servant John the Baptist to be the forerunner of Your Son, Jesus Christ, in both his preaching of repentance and his innocent death.  Grant that we, who have died and risen with Christ in Holy Baptism, may daily repent of our sins, patiently suffer for the sake of the truth; and fearlessly bear witness to His victory over death, through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Concluding Prayer

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.