Joshua 15:1 My Lot in Life

Joshua 15:1 (KJV)
This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.


The common phrase “my lot in life”, perhaps made most famous by C3PO in Star Wars, is of Biblical origins. It stems from Joshua’s dividing the Promised Land to the tribes of Israel by lot.


I am reminded that there are numerous phrases just like this, used every day by people who are unaware of their Biblical roots and often by people who hold the Bible in utter contempt. The phrase reminded me of how woven into our lives God’s Word and, yea, God is; even in the lives of those who despise Him and claim they do not believe God is:

God is near everyone of us

He is not a God far off. He is near to anyone who will call upon Him.


God is active in every life, even if we do not recognize Him

Christians and non Christians alike often miss the hand of God at work all around them, for them and through them.


God’s mercies, though near, are effective only for those who seek Him.

Just as we unknowingly toss Bible phrases around but can only truly benefit from the Bible by studying and taking heed to it, so God’s mercies are available to all but salvation only comes to those who call out to God for it.



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Joshua 15:1 My Lot in Life

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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