Day 113, April 23, 2021
Scriptures: Joshua 11-12, Psalm 149, Proverbs 23
“Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.” Proverbs 23:17
Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches. – Psalm 149:5
God is binding up the kings in Joshua 11-12, and opening the way for the Israelites to reside in the Promised land, free of foreign nations. Psalm 149 has a connection because it speaks of God binding up the kings, “to bind their kings with fetters and their nobles with chains of iron” (149:8).
It all is leading to exulting the Lord, celebrating him. We are all invited to live our lives zealously for the Lord, in reverence of Him.
I am reminded of Philippians 2, “Every knee will bow, every tongue will confess Christ as Lord.”
All of our the kings will be bound up and recognize the true Lordship of Jesus.
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.