Day 111: Jumping to Conclusions

21 Apr, 2017

The Daily Word: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Joshua 22:21-23:16
Luke 20:27-47
Psalm 89:14-37
Proverbs 13:17-19
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

“Far be it from us that we should rebel against the Lord, and turn from following the Lord this day, to build an altar for burnt offerings, for grain offerings, or for sacrifices, besides the altar of the Lord our God which is before His tabernacle.” – Josh 22:29

The Israelites jumped to conclusions. They assumed their brothers and sisters across the river were in rebellion. They assembled their armies and went out to meet them, ready to fight! But their brothers and sisters were actually building a memorial to the Lord. Awkward…

We can do serious damage if we judge someone before hearing their side of the story. Pray before you act! Listen before you speak. Receive the Lord’s perfect peace, and He will guide you into all things.


Father, make me patient! Make me kind. Help me to keep from jumping to conclusions. Encourage me to give other people the benefit of the doubt! I trust You to show me what to do, and what to say: at all times.

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See commentary from this day in 2015.
See commentary from this day in 2016.

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