|Yeah, I knitted that.|
Surprised is what I am!
that I haven’t posted on the #B90Days Facebook wall my summaries of days 11-18! I have been reading, but I have just not been writing. Oops. I have been spending my sitting time with knitting needles and I finished a felted bag ——->
Enough of that, though. Read on and get up to speed on my summer Bible read.
So, I will spare you and me the nitty gritty daily details and just summarize the books I read during days 11-18.
God continued to move the people closer to the time of entering the Land He had promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. As they wandered those 40 years waiting for the rebellious one to die, He was continually preparing them to move into the Land and take possession of it. It is in this book that we find God’s decree that all of Israel’s kings (who were not even reigning yet) were to copy by their own hand the Law, keep it with them and read it daily. Then every seven years they were to assemble all the people and read it aloud to them…so they would all know it for all generations.
The book of the cycle of sin is what this is. No sooner does Joshua die, than the people forget all God had commanded them. They sin. God punishes them with oppression. They cry out. God hears. God has compassion on them and raises up a judge to rule them. The people fall back in line with God. The judge dies. The people sin…God continues to exercise judgment and patience…fair and balanced.