30 Days to Understanding the Bible – Day 7

30 days to understanding the bible day 7

I was supposed to post this yesterday, but I got busy with my girls’ end-of-the-year Christmas party. I was exhausted by the time I got home yesterday, so I just took a break and decided to post two days’ worth of chapters on the same day.

In the last chapter, we learned about how God delivered the Israelites from Egypt. But they messed up. They didn’t take control of the land like God wanted them to, so they (including Moses) were kept out of the Promised Land – all except Caleb and Joshua, that is.

It was Joshua’s mission to lead the Israelites in the conquest of the land.

Here’s a look at the review of the previous chapters and the beginning of the storyline for this one.


I never actually realized it before, but God did almost the same miracle for the Israelites in the Conquest Era as He had done in the Exodus Era. As He helped Moses by parting the Red Sea, He also parted the Jordan River at its flood stage for a distance of twenty miles so the Israelites could cross over and take Jericho. That’s an awesome thing … and it just shows how very much the same God always is. He never changes, and He keeps working miracles. We can trust in Him because of who He is.

Here’s a look at the self test for this chapter. Notice how it keeps getting longer and longer?

Next, we’re going to take a look at the period of the judges. There’s some pretty intense stuff in here. You’re not going to want to miss it, so be sure to look for Day 8.

Here are links to all the previous blog posts, just in case you’ve missed one along the way.

Day 1 – Structure

Day 2 – Geography

Day 3 – Historical Books

Day 4 – Creation

Day 5 – Patriarch

Day 6 – Exodus



  1. […] Earlier, we talked about Joshua. He was a pretty cool guy, and he led Israel very well. But after he died, things just kind of fell apart. The Judges Era was a really dark period of Jewish history. As Anders remarks in his book, “They had lost their spiritual moorings, and … ‘everyone did what was right in his own eyes.'” I think it’s really sad that this, the darkest period, directly followed one of the brightest periods–that of the conquest. […]

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