Women's Connection Newsletter

September 2017

I was reading an article on borderline christianity.  It was related to the children of Israel when they finally came to the promised land with Joshua and Moses had died.  The Lord told them to go across the Jordan River and claim the land promised to them.  There would still be battles to win, the enemy would not give it up easily, but God promised to be with them and if they obeyed Him, would win every battle.  However, 2 1/2 tribes, Reuben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh asked to stay on the east side of the Jordan, they saw its good pastures etc and wanted to settle there, so just before he died they asked Moses to let them settle there.  Moses was very upset but they proposed a compromise and finally Moses agreed.  Were they right, the answer in No.  These men moved by sight and not by faith.  God had told them to possess the west side of the Jordan. This is an example of borderline Christianity, are we possessing only that which satisfies us, or are we moving ahead to claim all that God has for us, all that Jesus paid such a high price for us to have.  Matt. 13:23 "But he that receives seed into good ground is he that hears the Word and understands it; who also bears fruit and brings forth some 100 fold, some 60 some 30.