Notes: June 3, 2008 – Joshua 20 & 21

In these chapters the cities given to the Levites, including the cities of refuge, are described.

  • Remember that the Levites were to be satisfied with being priests unto God (Joshua 18:7). Nevertheless, they required food and lodging just as much as the other tribes. Those who benefited from the Levitical ministry were to minister to the Levites in their physical needs.
  • How many times have we read about these cities of refuge? God wants to make sure that men receive a fair trial.  And you can be sure that on judgment day, your trial before God will be fair.
  • 48 cities were declared to be Levite cities (Joshua 20:41).
  • Joshua 21:43-45. God had kept His promises to the ancestors of Israel, even though they had been unfaithful to Him.