Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of How to Leave a Legacy Long After You’re Gone
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Joshua 1:8-9 and Psalm 1:1-2

Week 12: Day 4

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Joshua 1-2

1:1 After Moses the Lord’s servant died, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant: 2“Moses my servant is dead. Get ready! Cross the Jordan River. Lead these people into the land that I am ready to hand over to them. 3I am handing over to you every place you set foot, as I promised Moses. 4Your territory will extend from the desert in the south to Lebanon in the north. It will extend all the way to the great River Euphrates in the east (including all Syria) and all the way to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5No one will be able to resist you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not abandon you or leave you alone. 6Be strong and brave! You must lead these people in the conquest of this land that I solemnly promised their ancestors I would hand over to them. 7Make sure you are very strong and brave! Carefully obey all the law my servant Moses charged you to keep. Do not swerve from it to the right or to the left, so that you may be successful in all you do. 8This law scroll must not leave your lips. You must memorize it day and night so you can carefully obey all that is written in it. Then you will prosper and be successful. 9I repeat, be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic, for I, the Lord your God, am with you in all you do.” 10Joshua instructed the leaders of the people: 11“Go through the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your supplies, for within three days you will cross the Jordan River and begin the conquest of the land the Lord your God is ready to hand over to you.’” 12Joshua told the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh: 13“Remember what Moses the Lord’s servant commanded you. The Lord your God is giving you a place to settle and is handing this land over to you. 14Your wives, children, and cattle may stay in the land that Moses assigned to you east of the Jordan River. But all of you warriors must cross over armed for battle ahead of your brothers. You must help them 15until the Lord gives your brothers a place like yours to settle and they conquer the land the Lord your God is ready to hand over to them. Then you may go back to your allotted land and occupy the land Moses the Lord’s servant assigned you east of the Jordan.” 16They told Joshua, “We will do everything you say. We will go wherever you send us. 17Just as we obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. But may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses. 18Any man who rebels against what you say and does not obey all your commands will be executed. But be strong and brave!” 2:1 Joshua son of Nun sent two spies out from Shittim secretly and instructed them: “Find out what you can about the land, especially Jericho.” They stopped at the house of a prostitute named Rahab and spent the night there. 2The king of Jericho received this report: “Note well! Israelite men have come here tonight to spy on the land.” 3So the king of Jericho sent this order to Rahab: “Turn over the men who came to you—the ones who came to your house—for they have come to spy on the whole land!” 4But the woman hid the two men and replied, “Yes, these men were clients of mine, but I didn’t know where they came from. 5When it was time to shut the city gate for the night, the men left. I don’t know where they were heading. Chase after them quickly, for you have time to catch them!” 6(Now she had taken them up to the roof and had hidden them in the stalks of flax she had spread out on the roof.) 7Meanwhile, the king’s men tried to find them on the road to the Jordan River near the fords. The city gate was shut as soon as they set out in pursuit of them. 8Now before the spies went to sleep, Rahab went up to the roof. 9She said to the men, “I know the Lord is handing this land over to you. We are absolutely terrified of you, and all who live in the land are cringing before you. 10For we heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you left Egypt and how you annihilated the two Amorite kings, Sihon and Og, on the other side of the Jordan. 11When we heard the news, we lost our courage, and no one could even breathe for fear of you. For the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below! 12So now, promise me this with an oath sworn in the Lord’s name. Because I have shown allegiance to you, show allegiance to my family. Give me a solemn pledge 13that you will spare the lives of my father, mother, brothers, sisters, and all who belong to them, and will rescue us from death.” 14The men said to her, “If you die, may we die too! If you do not report what we’ve been up to, then we will show unswerving allegiance to you when the Lord hands the land over to us.” 15Then Rahab let them down by a rope through the window. (Her house was built as part of the city wall; she lived in the wall.) 16She told them, “Head to the hill country, so the ones chasing you don’t find you. Hide from them there for three days, long enough for those chasing you to return. Then you can be on your way.” 17The men said to her, “We are not bound by this oath you made us swear unless the following conditions are met: 18When we invade the land, tie this red rope in the window through which you let us down, and gather together in your house your father, mother, brothers, and all who live in your father’s house. 19Anyone who leaves your house will be responsible for his own death—we are innocent in that case! But if anyone with you in the house is harmed, we will be responsible. 20If you should report what we’ve been up to, we are not bound by this oath you made us swear.” 21She said, “I agree to these conditions.” She sent them on their way and then tied the red rope in the window. 22They went to the hill country and stayed there for three days, long enough for those chasing them to return. Their pursuers looked all along the way but did not find them. 23Then the two men returned—they came down from the hills, crossed the river, came to Joshua son of Nun, and reported to him all they had discovered. 24They told Joshua, “Surely the Lord is handing over all the land to us! All who live in the land are cringing before us!” (NET Bible)

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