God Knows
hi friends and thanks for joining us for today's encouragement from our daily bread it was written by Jennifer Benson Schultz and she titled it God knows
 a couple who stopped to admire a large abstract painting noticed open paint cans and brushes underneath it assuming it was a work-in-progress but anyone could help create they stroked and some color and left the artist though had purposefully left the supplies there is part of the finished Works display after reviewing video footage of the incident that Gallery acknowledge the misunderstanding and didn't press charges
 the Israelites who lived east of the Jordan created a misunderstanding when they built a massive alter next to the river
 the Western tribes view this as Rebellion against God everyone knew the Tabernacle was the only got approved play for worship tensions mounted until the Eastern tribes explained that the only meant to make a replica of God's altar they wanted their descendants to see it and recognized their spiritual and incest real connection with the rest of Israel display and Joshua 22 the mighty one God the Lord he knows thankfully the others listened they saw what was going on praise God and returned home because God searches every heart and understand every desire in every thought every one's motives are clear to him if we ask him to help us sort out confusing situations he may give us the chance to explain herself or the grace we need to forgive offenses
 we can turn to him when we are striving for Unity with others
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Joshua chapter 22 verses 21 through 27
 then Reuben Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh replied to the heads of the clans of Israel
 the mighty one God the Lord the mighty one God the Lord he knows and let Israel know if this has been in Rebellion or Disobedience to the Lord do not spare us this day if we have built our own altar to turn away from the Lord and to offer burnt offerings and grain offering or a sacrifice Fellowship offerings on it may the Lord himself call us to account we did it for fear that someday our descendants might say 2 hours what do you have to do with the Lord the god of Israel the Lord has made the Jordan a boundary between us and you you reubenites and gadites you have no share in the Lord so your descendants might cause a virus to stop fearing the Lord that is why we said let us get ready and build an altar but not for burnt offerings or sacrifices on the contrary it is to be a witness between us and you and the generations that follow
 that we Will Worship the Lord his Sanctuary with our burnt offering sacrifices and fellowship offering then in the future your descendants will not be able to see the hours you have no share in the Lord
let's pray father let our greatest desire be to honor you help us to be attentive listeners and humble speakers wouldn't disagreements and misunderstandings occur thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Alicia Reisinger and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries