under new management

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under new management

Joshua 13:24-32 (JDV)

Joshua 13:24 To the tribe of the Gadites by their clans, Moses gave
Joshua 13:25 this as their territory: Jazer and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the Ammonites to Aroer, near Rabbah;
Joshua 13:26 from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir;
Joshua 13:27 in the valley: Beth-haram, Beth-nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon– the rest of the kingdom of King Sihon of Heshbon. Their land also included the Jordan and its territory as far as the edge of the Sea of Chinnereth on the east side of the Jordan.
Joshua 13:28 This was the inheritance of the Gadites by their clans, with the cities and their settlements.
Joshua 13:29 And to half the tribe of Manasseh (that is, to half the tribe of Manasseh’s descendants by their clans) Moses gave
Joshua 13:30 this as their territory: From Mahanaim through all Bashan – all the kingdom of King Og of Bashan, including all of Jair’s Villages that are in Bashan – sixty cities.
Joshua 13:31 But half of Gilead, and Og’s royal cities in Bashan – Ashtaroth and Edrei – are for the descendants of Machir son of Manasseh (that is, half the descendants of Machir by their clans).
Joshua 13:32 These were the portions Moses gave them on the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan east of Jericho.

under new management

I couldn’t help but think as I read about “all the kingdom of King Og of Bashan, including all of Jair’s Villages that are in Bashan – sixty cities” — that phrase “under new management.” No matter how great Og’s kingdom was, it was now lost entirely.

God is not against our doing great things and building monuments and creating a heritage. But those personal kingdoms will not last. The only permanent kingdom will come down from the sky, and Christ is its king.

Lord, may your kingdom come, and grant by your grace that we are a part of it.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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