Joshua 17* The lot of Manasseh. (1-6) The boundaries of Manasseh, TheCanaanites not driven out. (7-13) Joseph desires a largerportion. (14-18)1-6 Manasseh was but half of the tribe of Joseph, yet it wasdivided into two parts. The daughters of Zelophehad now reapedthe benefit of their pious zeal and prudent forecast. Those whotake care in the wilderness of this world, to make sure tothemselves a place in the inheritance of the saints in light,will have the comfort of it in the other world; while those whoneglect it now, will lose it for ever. Lord, teach us here tobelieve and obey, and give us an inheritance among thy saints,in glory everlasting. 7-13 There was great communication between Manasseh andEphraim. Though each tribe had its inheritance, yet they shouldintermix one with another, to do good offices one to another, asbecame those, who, though of different tribes, were all oneIsrael, and were bound to love as brethren. But they sufferedthe Canaanites to live among them, against the command of God,to serve their own ends. 14-18 Joshua, as a public person, had no more regard to his owntribe than to any other, but would govern without favour oraffection; wherein he has left a good example to all in publictrusts. Joshua tells them, that what was fallen to their sharewould be a sufficient lot for them, if they would but work andfight. Men excuse themselves from labour by any pretence; andnothing serves the purpose better than having rich and powerfulrelations, able to provide for them; and they are apt to desirea partial and unfaithful disposal of what is intrusted to thosethey think able to give such help. But there is more realkindness in pointing out the advantages within reach, and inencouraging men to make the best of them, than in grantingindulgences to sloth and extravagance. True religion gives nocountenance to these evils. The rule is, They shall not eat whowill not work; and many of our "cannots" are only the languageof idleness, which magnifies every difficulty and danger. Thisis especially the case in our spiritual work and warfare.Without Christ we can do nothing, but we are apt to sit stilland attempt nothing. if we belong to Him, he will stir us up toour best endeavours, and to cry to him for help. Then our coastwill be enlarged, #1Ch 4:9,10|, and complainings silenced, orrather, turned into joyful thanksgivings.
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