Take Possession

Arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. – Joshua 1:2

The country into which Israel entered was of a very choice kind. Travellers in Palestine tell us that it is the world condensed. Within that narrow strip of territory, you get plains and hills, frosts of winter and heats of summer, with products both of the semi-tropical and temperate zones. Palestine is the whole earth in miniature, and all the advantages of all lands are gathered into it. It was, in Joshua’s days, a place of extreme fertility: “A land that floweth with milk and honey.” Nor was this all: while it was fertile on the surface, it was rich underneath. It was a land “whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.” The useful metals were near at hand, and every other convenience. Besides being fertile and wealthy, it was prepared for immediate habitation. The tribes had not to build houses, they inhabited what others had builded; they had not to plant vineyards, but to eat the fruit of former labors. All things were waiting for the true heirs of the land. Beloved, when faith gets her heritage in Christ, she is brought into a wealthy place. When sin is driven out, and we come to live in God’s own land, then we find precious treasure; we dig, and we are enriched. We have all things in Christ; yea, in Him we have all that our utmost want can require. As He has gone in heaven to prepare a place for us, so on earth He has already prepared, in the covenant of grace, everything that is needed for the way home. Why do we not take possession of that which He has prepared for us? ~C.H. Spurgeon


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