We turn to the book of Joshua today and head to chapter seventeen as we look to verses fourteen through seventeen, Pastor David Crespo talks about how to know when discontent has settled in the heart and if it has, how to get it out. Let’s listen in!
More Land for Ephraim and Manasseh
14 Then the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, “Why have you given us only one [a]lot and one share to inherit, since we are a great people, inasmuch as the Lord has blessed us until now?”
15 So Joshua answered them, “If you are a great people, then go up to the forest country and clear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and the giants, since the mountains of Ephraim are too confined for you.”
16 But the children of Joseph said, “The mountain country is not enough for us; and all the Canaanites who dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both those who are of Beth Shean and its towns and those who are of the Valley of Jezreel.”
17 And Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph—to Ephraim and Manasseh—saying, “You are a great people and have great power; you shall not have only one [b]lot, 18 but the mountain country shall be yours. Although it is wooded, you shall cut it down, and its [c]farthest extent shall be yours; for you shall drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots and are strong.”
a. Joshua 17:14 allotment
b. Joshua 17:17 allotment
c. Joshua 17:18 Lit. goings out
New King James Version (NKJV)
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