“The People of God: The Rest of the Story”
Psalm 108: 7-9: “’I will exult, I will portion out Shechem, and measure out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine, Ephraim also is the helmet of My head; Judah is My scepter. Moab is My washbowl; over Edom I shall throw My shoe; Over Philistia I will shout aloud.’” Shechem, Succoth, Gilead, Manasseh, Ephriam, Judah – all cities and tribes in Israel. We expect the Lord to claim them. But Moab? Edom? Philistia, for goodness sake? These are His historical enemies. But the Lord of All claims them too, along with those of every tribe, tongue, people, and land – don’t you love the rest of the story?