Friday, March 23, 2012


[22] Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan. [23] Their children also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess it. [24] So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would. [25] And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness. [26] Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. Nehemiah 9:22-26

God blessed the people of Israel with many blessings. This portion of scripture lists a few of them.

Given kingdoms - Numbers 21:23-35

The nation of Israel grew - Exodus 12:37; I Chronicles 27:23

Brought into Promised Land - Joshua 1:3-4

Took over kings and kingdoms - Deuteronomy 3:1-6

Captured lands with vineyards/gardens - Joshua 24:13

Even with all the blessings and provisions the nation was disobedient and rebelled against God. Lessons upon lessons were taught but still were not learned.

I know I feel that way about a lot of things. How many times does God need to bring something into my life so I will learn the lesson? I thank Him daily for his longsuffering and patience to teach me as many times as necessary until I learn it.

Is God trying to teach you something? If so, be obedient not disobedient to His lessons.

Have a blessed day,

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