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.
Joshua 15:1 My Lot in Life
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