Deuteronomy 31:22-30; The Song of Moses; The song which follows in the next chapter is here delivered to Moses, and by him to the people; Many a sad thought, no doubt, it occasioned to this good man, to foresee the apostasy and ruin of a people he had taken so much pains with; Thus our Lord Jesus, a little before His death, foretold the rise of false Christs and false prophets [Matt. 24:24], notwithstanding which, and all the apostasies of the latter times, we may be confident that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church, for the foundation of God stands sure. B.C. 1451

The Song of Moses. B. C. 1451. Deuteronomy 31:22-30 22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.   23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.   24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law Continue Reading

Sons of Anak

Joshua 15:14 Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak. How our Lord longs for spiritually mature young men and women today! Men and women strong in heart, strong in character, strong in purity. Do you want to know the secret of a strong life? Here it is. Caleb wholly followed the Lord, and so could say, ‘I am strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me.’ At eighty-five years of age Caleb could ‘go out’ and ‘come in’ to Continue Reading

Safe in the storm

Joshua 5:14 As Captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. He comes to take charge; and when He is in charge, then everything is all right so long as we trust and obey. A little girl, whose father was the skipper of a ship, was on one occasion travelling upon a voyage with her father, and they ran into a tempest. The little girl was asleep, but presently the disturbance of the elements awoke her, and she was frightened for a moment. Continue Reading

Deuteronomy 3:12-20; Allotment of the Conquered Lands; Observe that Bashan is here called the land of the giants, because it was in their possession, but Og was the last of them; These giants, it seems, had lost their country, and were rooted out of it sooner than any of their neighbours; for those who, presuming upon their strength and stature, had their hand against every man, had every man’s hand against them, and went down slain to the pit, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living. B.C. 1451

Allotment of the Conquered Lands. B. C. 1451. Deuteronomy 3:12-20 12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.   13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the Continue Reading

Deuteronomy 3:1-11; Sihon and Og Subdued; How they got mastery of Og, a very formidable prince, for he was of the remnant of the giants; Note, when God pleads His people’s cause He can deal with giants as with grasshoppers, No man’s might can secure him against the Almighty; Note, those that are not awakened by the judgments of God upon others, but persist in their defiance of heaven, are ripening apace for the like judgments upon themselves. B.C. 1451

D E U T E R O N O M Y CHAPTER 3 Moses, in this chapter, relates, I. The conquest of Og, king of Bashan, and the seizing of his country, ver. 1-11. II. The distribution of these new conquests to the two tribes and a half, ver. 12-17. Under certain provisos and limitations, ver. 18-20. III. The encouragement given to Joshua to carry on the war which was so gloriously begun, ver. 21, 22. IV. Moses's request to go over into Canaan (ver. Continue Reading

Faith and Action

Joshua 1:2 Arise, go over this Jordan...unto the land which I do give unto the children of Israel. Faith as a principle of action is not enough for the realisation of God’s will for us; there must also be the action: only by faith and action can we experimentally enter the land, conquer our foes, and possess our inheritance. It is true that ‘God worketh in us’, but we must work out the salvation which He ‘works in’ [Phil. 2:12-13]. We Continue Reading

The Solar System Stood Still

The solar system stood still, earth stopped revolving for a day, the sun stood still and the moon stayed. And there was no day like that before it or after it, THAT THE LORD HEARKENED TO A VOICE OF A MAN, for the Lord fought for Israel. Joshua 10:14 This is powerful praying, and the same God will hear the fervent, effectual prayer of a righteous man today. Continue Reading

8 Scientific and Biblical Facts

Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. 1. This was a real divine miracle [v14], wherein the sun and moon either stopped their influences on the earth or stood still [v13; note f, above]. 2. It is not the only miracle in connection Continue Reading

The Jordan River

Joshua 1:2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. The 53rd time Jordan is mentioned in Scripture. This marks the end of the ministry of Moses and the beginning of the ministry of Joshua. Many events took place on the river Jordan. Lot chose the plain of Jordan [Gen. 13:10-11]. Jacob crossed the river twice Continue Reading

The City of Jericho

Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s hose, named Rahab, and lodged there. Hebrew ‘Yerechow or Yerichow,’ from yareach, the moon or new moon. It was so-called because of the crescent-like plain in which it stood – one formed by an amphitheatre of hills surrounding it. Some think the name is derived from ‘ruwach’, Continue Reading