I’m having an awe-filled moment with God right now. I love this little chapter. I just love the straightforwardness of it. It’s God, simply spelling out to His people the land they will inherit in Canaan. He plots out the land for them with no ceremony, no pomp, no fanfare. What I absolutely love about this is, the Canaanites were living in this land. Undoubtedly, they thought the land belonged to them. They thought they were the rightful inhabitants. They were wrong.
And here is God, giving away His land to His people, just giving it to them, not asking the permission of any of those who thought they had "previous rights" to live there. There is something I love about that, although I realize it is totally foreign to our modern way of thinking. Maybe that’s what I love about it.
What do you own today? Are you sure you are the rightful owner? Everything we have and enjoy is a gift from the hand of our gracious God. When it comes to this world, He is the landowner. He has all the property rights! (Don’t worry, He’ll share.)