Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Joshua, Day 3 Readings

The Battles of Ai, without God and then with God  

Today's first reading offers a cautionary tale of how God's favor can turn to punishment when someone among the conquering Hebrews does not follow God's instructions.

Read Joshua 7:1-26  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second selection tells how the Israelites recovered from the first fiasco in trying to capture the city of Ai and how they reaffirmed their faith in God before and after the victory.

Read Joshua 8:1-35  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Joshua 11-14 today.