Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Tuesday, December 15: Joshua 13-15, Luke 17:1-19 ~ Nathan
In our reading out of Joshua we read all about the land being allotted to the different Israelite tribes. The people got their allotted land honestly by lot, and went and settled in. God is the one who decided where each tribe should settle.
Wherever we are settled, or placed, we should act and know that God placed us there. Are we happy with where we live? Often we (myself included) complain about where we live, but God has placed us here. When we look at it that way it feels foolish to complain. God knows better than us what's best for us.
In Luke 17:1-2 we read about tempting others to sin.
"Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.  It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble"
Do I cause others to sin? I'm thinking of my children, do I let them watch things on TV that they shouldn't and that may temp them to sin? Do I let them talk like or listen to things that are inappropriate? Do I make it sound like it's OK by not saying anything?
This is a good reminder to stay vigilant and pay attention to my own actions, as well as those that are looking up to me. I pray for help in this.