Day Thirty-one – Tirzah – Pleasantness
“…the king of Tirzah, one – all the kings, thirty-one.” Joshua 12:24 NKJV
Tizah – means pleasantness or delightsomeness. From the primitive root to be pleased with, to delight, to favor, to satisfy a debt.
In the land of Promise or pleasantness, the battle we face daily is to know the debit is paid, it is satisfied by Jesus who humbled Himself to the Cross.
“Then Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God. And he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.” Joshua 24:26
Joshua who found favor with God, completed his mission in the land of Pleasantness.
Joshua’s name means – Jehovah-saved. The Hebrew spelling of Joshua’s name is Yeshua – Yhowshuwa (yeh-ho-shoo-ah). Yeshua in the Greek language is Jesus. “…and shall call His name Jesus.” Luke 1:31 NKJV
Jesus,” who for the joy set before Him, endured the Cross”, satisfied the debt, because He delights in us.
“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, …every man shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD…everyone among them…shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary…And you shall take the atonement…to make atonement for yourselves.” Exodus 30:12-15 NKJV
I can’t think of a more pleasant or delightsomeness way to end of Joshua’s story than to find “under the oak tree” Jesus satisfied the Law’s requirements and paid the sanctuary debt for me.
“Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free…” Matthew 17:26 NKJV
“He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me,
For they were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the LORD was my support.
He brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.”
Psalm 18:17-19 NKJV
I thank you for your sharing your time with me as we traveled thirty-one days to the land of Pleasantness in Joshua’s Journey.
“To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:79 NKJV
From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020
Photo by denisebalog©2018
Photo captured Jerusalem
“They will lie down in pleasant places and feed in the lush pastures of the hills. I Myself will tend My sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign LORD. Ezekiel 34:14-15 NLT
Day 31 – the Land of Pleasantness