Campaigning in Canaan

“And so Judah went up and Yahweh gave the Canaanites and the Perizzites into his hand — they smote at Bezek 10,000 men. And they encountered the Lord of Bezek in Bezek and they fought with him. They defeated the Canaanites and the Perizzites. But the Lord of Bezek escaped and they pursued after him. […]

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Judah and Simeon Tag Team

“And Judah said to Simeon, his brother, ‘Go up with me into the allotment and we will fight against the Canaanites and I will then go with you into your allotment.’ And Simeon went with him.” (Judges 1:3) God has anointed Judah to go first. And though God has already promised it into Judah’s hand, […]

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And it Came to Pass

“And it came to pass, that after the death of Joshua, that the sons of Israel asked of Yahweh, saying, ‘Who will go up for us toward the Canaanites, to begin to fight with them?’ And Yahweh said, ‘Judah will go up; behold, I give the land into his hand.’” (Judges 1:1-2) As we find […]

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He will Continually Lead Us

“For this is God — our God — forever and ever; He will continually lead us until death.” (Psalm 48:15 {verse 14 in English}) For indeed, this mighty and protective God is our God…and he will be our God forever and ever. We need not fear that he will leave or forsake us and we […]

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The Last Generation

“Going around Zion, encircle her,  counting her towers, You will establish your heart — the ramparts through her palace. You shall continually write this for the sake of the last generation.” (Psalm 48:13-14 {verses 12-13 in English}) So the singing is continued (previous verse) and while singing those who are in Jerusalem are to encircle […]

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Rejoice!

“Let Mount Zion rejoice! Let the daughters of Judah shout in exultation! Because of your judgments.” (Psalm 48:12 {verse 11 in English}) What a contrast that we find here between the celebration of the daughters of Judah and the lamentation that Jesus speaks of in Luke 23:28 as he is being led up the hills […]

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