Friday, February 3, 2012

Feb. 1st Wed. Night Bible Lesson Notes

On February 1st during our Wednesday night Bible study lesson we looked at the first chapter of the book of Joshua.  Israel was delivered from Egypt's demeaning bondage and was also on the back side of forty years wondering in the wilderness because of unbelief.  These were indeed historical events but not just historical.  God speaks through this example given to us in history as a picture of our own deliverance from the demeaning bondage of sin.  Paul also speaks to this in 1 Corinthians 10:6 and 10:11.  The central act of deliverance in this Old Testament account  was the promised rest of the land of Canaan; the central act of redemption in the New Testament is the work of Jesus on the cross.

The land of Canaan was the destination of God's people after they were set free from bondage.  But this was not  the ultimate destination for Israel.