Northern Kings/Division of the Land
Passage: Read Joshua 11-14
Introduction: Chapter 11 contains the campaign in the north and the conclusion of Joshua's leadership in war. With Jabin king of Hazor as the organizer, all the northern kingdoms come together to fight Israel. Their armies are no match for the God of Israel and they are defeated soundly in a grueling battle. In chapter 12, we are given the names of the kings which Israel conquered. In chapters 13-14, we look at the division of the conquered land among the twelve tribes. Caleb inherits Hebron because of his faithfulness to the Lord at Kadesh Barnea, forty years earlier (14:6-10).
1. In chapter 11, we do not read of any miraculous intervention by God as we did in previous chapters. How did the Israelites know that God was still the one giving them victory?
2. How can we know God is still with us even when we don't see a miracle?
3. What difficulties do you expect Joshua faced in dividing the land fairly?
4. (14:6-15) What spiritual strengths do you notice in Caleb's character? (see Numbers 13:30; Numbers 14:6-10; Deuteronomy 1:34-36)
By Kevin Haag. © New Testament Christian. Website: new-testament-christian.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.