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At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them—men, women and children. We left no survivors.
We see through this chapter, that as the Israelites were obedient to the commands of the Lord, that He gave them victory over the territories He had chosen for them. They passed through the territories He had not granted to them to inhabit, and when Sihon, king of Heshbon resisted, the Lord gave His people the ability to wipe them out completely. This shows us that obedience to the Lord is of utmost importance, and draws His favor.
You came back and wept before the Lord, but he paid no attention to your weeping and turned a deaf ear to you.
They had been disobedient to the Lord when He commanded them not to go against their enemies because they had not been obedient to His original commands. They went out in their own boldness anyhow, and were soundly defeated. Now they were weeping and the Lord payed no attention to them. If we go against the commands of the Lord, we can expect disaster but if we pay attention to His commands we will be blessed. 1Sam 15:22 And Samuel said, Does Jehovah delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice! To listen is better than the fat of rams!
Every daughter who inherits land in any Israelite tribe must marry someone in her father's tribal clan, so that every Israelite will possess the inheritance of their ancestors.
Certain lands had been allotted to each tribe of the Israelites but if there was no male to inherit the land as it was passed down, hen it was to be passed to the daughter. Then if the daughter married a member of one of the other tribes, then the inheritance would be passed to a different tribe. Therefore, the daughters who inherited land, were forbidden to marry outside their own tribe, so that their land would remain within the tribe to which the Lord had given it.
Or if anyone is holding a wooden object and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
It is quite obvious through out this entire chapter, that murder carries the death penalty for the perpetrator of an intentional death. Seldom is the death penalty used today but I believe that if someone who plans to kill another individual, realized the penalty would be their own death, it could very well cause them to stop and reconsider their plan to murder another individual. Mat 5:21 You have heard that it was said to the ancients, "You shall not kill" --and, "Whoever shall kill shall be liable to the judgment."
These are the men the Lord commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.
Anotherdifficult chapter to chose a verse to comment on. We see that the Lord always put certain people in command, so that there was always a leader of each tribe who would be accountable to the Lord. Supposedly these men were honorable men who were no doubt chosen by Moses, who was the leader of leaders.
And then I will do to you what I plan to do to them.'â€‰"
This was a rather severe warning the Lord gave to the Israelites through Moses, and as we know, the Lord has always stood by His word. Lord, draw people of the world to the truth of Your word today, that our turbulent world would receive Your gift of salvation. Psa 67:2 So that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.
If you turn away from following him, he will again leave all this people in the wilderness, and you will be the cause of their destruction."
Moses is warning the people, that if they do not follow the instructions of the Lord, given them by Moses, that they would end up as did those who came out of Egypt. They were disobedient to the Lord, wandered in the wilderness for forty years until those over twenty had died, that it would happen again. It is shown that it is not wise to disobey the commands of the Lord, or there will be a consequence that will certainly not be well for them, and they will be destroyed. 1Pet 2:13-14 Then be in obedience to every ordinance of men, because of the Lord, whether to a king as supreme, (14) or to governors as sent by Him for vengeance on evildoers, but for praise on well-doers.
"Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them.
Once again a very difficult chapter to choose a verse on which to comment. Apparently, ALL were to be killed, whether man or woman but it was not evident when the command was given, unless the original Hebrew language indicated differently. However, Moses was quite disturbed to see that many had not been eliminated, and he had to give further instructions to finish the job.
These are the regulations the Lord gave Moses concerning relationships between a man and his wife, and between a father and his young daughter still living at home.
This chapter shows that the father of his daughter, or, the husband of his wife has authority over what the daughter or wife has proclaimed. I believe it is a matter of respect, and does not give the male the right to abuse, to the father or husband but the Lord created man first and the woman from the man. Some may be offended by that but God has the ultimate authority. 1Cor 7:4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband. And likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife. 1Tim 2:12 But I do not allow a woman to teach, or to exercise authority over a man, but to be in silence. (13) For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
Present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of one bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.
We notice that each and every aniumal offered as a sacrifice to the Lord was to be without defect. This was a preview of Jesus Christ, who was without sin, and was sacrificed for the whole world to wash away our sins. But we must remember that for our sins to be washed clean by the blood of Christ, we must confess our sins to Christ and repent of those sins, as we invite Him to be Lord and Savior of our lives. Acts 3:19 Therefore repent and convert so that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. Heb 9:28 so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. And to those who look for Him He shall appear the second time without sin to salvation.