Division of the Land West of the Jordan
14 Now these are the areas the Israelites received as an inheritance in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel allotted to them. 2 Their inheritances were assigned by lot to the nine and a half tribes, as the Lord had commanded through Moses. 3 Moses had granted the two and a half tribes their inheritance east of the Jordan but had not granted the Levites an inheritance among the rest, 4 for Joseph’s descendants had become two tribes—Manasseh and Ephraim. The Levites received no share of the land but only towns to live in, with pasturelands for their flocks and herds. 5 So the Israelites divided the land, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
The land was divided just how God had instructed Moses years before. Joshua did not change a word, and he followed God’s commands to the letter. Do you think that almost is good enough? Many times we can believe that almost is good enough. It is close. This way of thinking can carry over into all parts of your life, as well as, your spiritual life. Do you follow God’s Word if you agree with it, but if you disagree, you do not follow his Word? Do you ignore it when the demands of a godly life may seem harsh or too difficult or inconvenient. Strive to be a person who follows God thoroughly. It may be difficult, but growth and maturity come when you go through life with God and thoroughly follow his instructions.