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The Knock at the Door

Read Joshua chapter 2 If you were looking for characteristics that would help someone achieve “insider status” in the ancient Jewish world, being a Canaanite, a woman, and a prostitute would not get them very far. As a Canaanite, you stand outside God’s chosen people and are part of a tribe that God declares must…

Possessing and Receiving

Read Joshua chapter 1 In my family, when a gift was too big to wrap, we would have the recipient sit down, close their eyes, and put out their hands. Then the present would be placed in their laps. It saved us a lot of wrapping paper over the years! I contrast that to the…

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