Through the Bible Day by Day
And the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah.
When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun among them:
DIVIDING THE REMAINING TERRITORY
The Tabernacle had remained in Gilgal. It must now be removed to Shiloh, a site selected by God himself, Deu_12:11; Psa_78:60. Shiloh means rest, and it commemorated the ending of the war. The honor of having God’s dwelling-place within its border was probably given to Ephraim as the tribe to which Joshua belonged.
As an inducement to occupy the land, this further commission was sent forth. How many of us are equally slack to appropriate the blessings stored up in the Savior! Well is it that God, through the ages, has sent pioneers to tell us what we are missing and to stimulate our zeal.
The veteran leader had earned a good reward. His portion was called “the portion of the sun,” probably because of its aspect. Let us live and walk in the light.