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October 29, 2020 6:00 am
There's still a lot of carnality to take out of you. You may save like what well like patients with others, like the gifts of the spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, you love everyone about joy house that joy doing is with you all the time or you have to fight for it many times from this cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher. Rick asked Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville.
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Pastor Rick will continue his study called boundaries and grace as he teaches through Joshua chapter 50. So here we have a man saying die for. I risk my life for her if she my wife I'll take the city that's was going on is no way to get around that he knows he can die in this Sally. This attack of the city Faro Farrell wanted Abraham's wife, who the king of Jericho. The Philistine king.
Later on we read Genesis 20 verse two. Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife.
She is my sister and Abimelech king of Europe sent and talk her success is your sister okay I'll have her Abraham was afraid if he said that's my wife. He said okay I'll still have Rogers kill you.
So what I'm trying to bring out here's this dynamic. This this fact in life that is going to be good or is going to be bad. I'm going to have to work at it matter who we are. Isaac also and with another king of Guerra Genesis 26 verses six and seven so Isaac dwelt in Giro and the men of the place asked about his wife and he said she's my sister, for he was afraid to say my wife this the men of the place kill me for Rebekah because she is beautiful to behold. Now beauties in the eyes of the beholder. You may look in the mirror and say to yourself I'm not handsome I'm not beautiful. Someone is lid for every pot. Someone else going to come along and say oh yeah you are. Many times if if you're fortunate enough. Someone will see deeper than what's on the outside.
Anyway, that's what we want to. Caleb offers his daughter to the man who was most Valent again. Caleb said he who attacks curative safer and takes it to him. I give talks on my daughter as wife. Proverbs 315 we know this one. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her elbows, thinking that he was probably saying yes. I thought Caleb wouldn't never make such an offer. How many cities we already conquered him ever saving like this. Finally so he risk his life for her and she is going to of course have him as husband and move forward very quickly with plans for her new family next week. Next thing we read in verse 17 is off. Neil took it. Verse 17 on the eldest son of Ken has a brother Caleb took it and he gave him ox saw his daughter as wife. I like I let you know I don't.
I'm not real reluctant or hesitant to say that I can get it out. Abigail's my favorite female character in the Bible I just understand her, but I like ox saw a lot the easy ones. Of course you know this. Martha and Mary. Mary of course stands out your bear is chosen, that which will not be taken from her. You can't top that. Verse 17 slot, the eldest son of can as a brother. Caleb took it and he gave him oxo his daughter Malik. The question is by Simon.
You may have it in your study Bible might not give you a good answer.
A lot of the hard-won stage to skip over.
You can't blame them because sometimes takes too much, but this is Caleb's nephew and his brother was Canaries, and so often, the eldest son of can is the brother of Caleb and that's not out of line because he's a kinsman and it would worded that way, but they knew they had the records they knew who he was a Caleb's father was Jeff Una and this is all going out and on the verses so if this is his cousin Otley Ellis marrying ox saw who is actually his cousin marriage was permitted for them.
But it was not permitted for mother stepmother sister granddaughter stepsister aunt daughter-in-law sister-in-law stepdaughter or granddaughter. Those were your prohibitions.
The boundaries set so if any of you had a question about this because maybe you're getting your study Bibles of brought it up.
That's the that's the short answer and really is long. That's the answer. It's okay, permitted by the law. So where it says odd Neil took it. Of course this is an emphatic read. I don't have the right or intended to be, but when I am reading it. If I put myself as I'm Neil the hero.
I don't just read it and Rick took it and retook it system loses energy in that otherwise it's prose poetry can be very rewarding. He and as I mentioned till later be a judge in Israel what he says here and he gave him oxo his daughter. Such was life in the ancient world and we have no indication that she or any other women in that work time. Had any problems with these things, they were often try times treated as a prize. They grew up thinking that maybe one day it will work out being I get the right guy before some of us browbeat them we read fairytales that have these very stories in it and many of us, not me. Kindly call chick flicks, but I've noticed it.
My daughters and my wife think they watched this. What's his name Darcy something like that. Yeah, some of you later hope you guys is your yeah that's my K, I mean the differences between men and women there. Okay men and women there okay meanwhile all tight tiny waivers 18. Now it was so when she came to him that she persuaded him to ask her father for a field so she dismounted from her donkey and Caleb said to her what you wish is not getting this is the part I really like industry. Believe it or not holding without Neil taking the city. I like that but that's not what stands out is the tender part that gets me and she had to get her husband's permission, she could not ask her father for this. Now she because she was under the authority of Neil and he grants it is a problem with something like this you know, this property with the springs, it is it is to die for what you almost did for me asking for, asking him, he might be old but he still has a sort of the eldest of guys. Is this the right is your dad, you ask him to go ask him.
So before he finishes his sentence. She's in front of dad. She is asking for land and I think it's just a sweet part of the story because later we read of Zella fad his daughters.
He had no sons and they spoke up they wanted land into everybody's getting inheritance we don't have anything and they will get an inheritance for and so actually I was Moses. Anyway, back to this father fought in the pulpits, Mr. Nepal put the fog in the pew, but that the minor ones I'm willing to give it up. But anyway oxo had she not spoke up. She didn't come up to the Frese I want this land.
She would she was gone so she dismounted from her donkey. Verse 18 and Caleb said to her, what do you wish my nose was happening. He knows that she is now married to audio she sees. He sees her coming over. She dismounts of the dog and the dog is probably not a very big donkey those low riders can as I think it reveals a tender relationship between ox saw in this rough dad when he has to be rough.
Caleb, this is his sweetheart daughter and he's very interested in what she wants. Verse 19 she answered. Give me a blessing since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water. So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs. You will love this. The honey and I love this. She she answered. Give me a blessing this time.
This dissection is the boundaries and grace within the boundaries of of Caleb there is grace because he makes it happen he doesn't have to.
He could be no saving that for my own personal somebody over me. I like that line your mother wanted that doing so.
Choice piece of land, no begging, no haggling. The only thing we have here is an exchange between father and his daughter and love big love. And if you read in your devotional time is even sweeter than listen to me talk about. It reads as though she was very happy with her new husband and her father's love. That's how the story reads and I find it very touching. No verse 20.
This was the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah, according to their families in verse 25 we see listed curiosity Judas Iscariot was likely from that curiosity there in Judah's territory.
If anyone wants me to read verses 26 and 36 to 36. Raise your hand outside in the parking lot. Verse 38 now we come to Chuck CL and that this demonstrates that there were amendments to the text, not corruptions in the Bible. You do have other generations coming along and editing, but they're not corrupting and hear if this Chuck CL is the same one is found in second Kings, where King Animas. I name renames the place will then obviously the writer. His is going back and said is going to do that with JBoss. He keeps saying it's Jerusalem that won't happen until David's time is hundreds of years away from these events. And so again it's noodles those interpolations that are acceptable because they do not corruptions to the text. They actually explain it for us and that that is the work of the Holy Spirit just as much is everything else in the Scriptures so I guess the best we can say is if many of the sites that were looking at.
We don't know where they are. Archaeologists have not been able to identify them and so if they were able to identify them as they do. As time goes on and they went back and updated their maps.
Nobody would say either corruption I got old King James Bible is the only Bible anybody can read even if you're French you have to repeat King James version is madness and that thinking anyway because it doesn't work, you just block out anybody in the King James of this is an ambitious translation, but there are many problems with you facing on the little about that. They all have problems I prefer.
I like but I like the source of the King James and the majority text over other translations for the New Testament in Old Testament's pretty much consistent. Anyhow, and now in verse 3063 for the Jebusites and for the Jebusites inhabitants of Jerusalem and at the time of Joshua's events took place. It was not name Jerusalem is a mention that will not happen until David comes along the Jebusites inhabitants of Jerusalem the children of Judah could not drive out the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah and Jerusalem. To this day when I was a new pastor and I would read commentaries on these things. I thought that the commentators are right on in their condemnation of Israel for not casting out these peoples as they were ordered to. I have re-evaluated my view and will get some of it in a little bit. The inhabitants of Jerusalem were the Jebusites were descendents of a man named Canaan, they were his third son of Canaan would get that you get that in Genesis. I think it's Genesis 10 Melchizedek, of course, was a very early King of the same area. He was a believer in the true God and in Joshua's day. Again, this is updated but it seems that the Jews dealt with the Jebusites at least three times before David came along. This is important if you look at it this way, you are the promised land. And you have to get out those things that must be purged. The things of the flesh, the sinful nature and you fight these things and you beat many of them, but they're just those that you cannot seem to diss large so you you we get to see it here in the lives of the people of God in history is what we are experiencing as individuals.
I've never met a Christian who had completely purged himself of the flesh, and neither have you and neither will you. And neither is anyone else. Christ is the only one that had complete mastery over the carnal nature that we have to deal with. It was not even in him and his temptation in the wilderness was to demonstrate that he was not just the prophet.
He was not somebody else.
He was God the son, Satan never saw anything like it. Until that time, and so looking at the story you we were and we know that in war armies are constantly changing tactics, adjusting them regrouping falling back and attacking again no reason to doubt that that was not happening.
In the days of Joshua.
Joshua came to the city of JBoss. He overtook it he burned it to the ground. Many of the troops got away from him and they came back. Also read some of this in Judges chapter 1, but will judge us our Joshua chapter 10 we read that Joshua killed the king of JBoss of Jerusalem, but Judges updates the story.
Judges 1 verse eight.
Now the children of Judah fought against Jerusalem and took it.
They struck it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire. The judges verse 21 of chapter 1, but the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who inhabited Jerusalem so the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin and Jerusalem. To this day because the that would leave the Benjamite even tried to get in our Joshua got out the Benjamite tried to get him out could not do it is not until David comes along second Samuel chapter 5 the David said on that day whoever climbs up other water shaft and defeats the Jebusites, the lame and the blind were hated by David soul he shall be chief of the captain of the pause there when David came to the city of Davis to conquer.
They said you know what I play a lame and blind.
They gave the fencing to get you David.
You can get in here where impregnable and so David throws that singer and he says oh yeah so he says to his troops.
Whoever defeats Jebusites know the lame ones sublime ones once he said that the river goes and takes those guys out. Now he David doesn't offer he doesn't have a daughter together, but he offers that person to be chief Capt.
Therefore, they say, the blind and the lame shall not come in into the house. Then David dwelt in the stronghold and called the city of called the city of David and David built all around from the Melo and him were so David claimed the city and he developed the area and fortified the area, but my point is that in Joshua's day judges in the days of Samuel the Jebusites was still in what one day be Jerusalem, David conquers it. It's like that with our flesh we go this long stretches of.
With these things. We just have to fight all the time. Maybe you just impatient with people. Maybe you got you jealous maybe your you know the kind of person that drops a line when you turns it back and walks away before you can go ahead and tweet squeeze in those you know they say some little snarky thing like no that's an ugly tiny walkway real quick and you can show was a baseball something Bingham may well maybe you're the one that does that. Maybe you should singers of people and and cheap shots. Whatever it is I can't use anything that I do because I don't do anything wrong and time I have to try to help you figure out what why your messed up the goofy are not true what you know and makes for funny talking against this coexistent this coexistence with the Jebusites and everybody else who they couldn't get out was outside of the commandment. This is important because if we don't get this and Satan will just trash us.
Deuteronomy 20 verse 16 through 18, but the cities of the peoples which Yahweh your God gives you as an inheritance, you shall let nothing that breeds remain. But you shall utterly destroy them. Just as Yahweh your God has commanded you last.
They teach you to do according to their abominations which they have done for their gods and you sinned against Yahweh your God. So you see in that mandate God's is it just distal treaties you have to take them completely out with the Jews never did and we are told by God. You be perfect, as your father in heaven is perfect. Just can't get there, but the fight one of the Jews said you know we can't get them out. Let's just stop Lynn. They would've been defeated and wiped out so they did take steps to constantly try to do this all tried to get the Philistines are David dealt with him again and that's what our our lives look like within the borders within the territory that we been given Joshua 13 one God said to Joshua, there remains very much land to be possessed any says the same thing each one of us. There's still a lot of carnality to take out of you, and you may save like what well like patients with others, like the gifts of the spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, do you love everyone about joy house that joy doing is it with you all the time or you have to fight for it many times. Peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Against such there is no law in those who are Christ who belong to him, have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires every single day set a one time event. Jesus even said in Luke chapter 9 then he said to them if anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross every day. Every day there is a dying process. Paul said I die daily. It's war crucified crucified the flesh means daily and continued confrontation from within. So we put a map up on the screen and we showed you the allotted territories. You know, here's Ruben in his Manasseh Reuben and Gad, and in here overhears this tribe and put them in different colors and then we take off the names of the tribes would put the gifts of the Spirit in their place is long-suffering. His love is joy, peace, kindness, yummy prescriptions.
I can tell you is a pastor. Many Christians fail kindness why that this like the worst one. How many Christians think that they can be snide, snarky mean and unkind if their feelings are hurt just a little bit you didn't like their kid enough in front of them is some dumb thing I've seen it dealt with it and and there are times people leave the church available that was not a kind family.
The kids might've been great parents work also sometimes either way it's a fight towards you understand that you don't look down on them to wave goodbye, but you don't look down on Eyman's relief I mean come on anybody if you got something is bothering you and is no longer bothering you. That's called relief. So if you can't find a solution and sometimes this that is a solution for that locality. Anyway, Israel's warriors with the person land and they never did. And that's why the verse on Marie about the read means so much to us because the book of Joshua is the book of war is war against those things that are file. Baby burning is at the top of the list. Jew chapter 24 now to him who is able to keep you from falling. That is the Lord and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. How does he do that.
How is he going to present me faultless when I die with all my faults.
What kind of spiritual bulldozer.
Does he have well he uses O'Sullivan irrigation hydraulic system with water with blood pureblood of the lamp watches it out astray. So when Caleb when God gives them the land it's Gracie could give it to somebody else when Caleb gives his his daughter ask that the did to the upper end of the lower springs he only has 20 get the ball. That's grace.
God says I can present you faultless that his grace hopefully in our fight to purge out personal sin. We also casting some love for other people may not be as far along as we like them to be in a particular area and don't be surprised when you come across abrasive Christians great. Just give them time and try to avoid the spring. Thanks for tuning in the cross reference radio today cross reference is the daily radio ministry of Pastor Rick Gaston of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville in Virginia, you can learn about this ministry by visiting our website cross reference radio.com. You'll also be able to listen to more teachings from Pastor Rick as well as subscribe to our podcast. When you subscribe, you'll be notified every time we post a new addition of cross reference radio. Just search for cross reference radio and iTunes Google play music or your favorite podcast or just follow the links you'll find a cross reference radio.com were glad we were able to spend time with you today to the next time to continue learning from God's word with pastor right here on cross reference radio