Judges 1:34 And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley:
This is a sad chapter. God had given such great promises. The promises however did require that they put forth effort. It wasn’t that God would just dump blessings in their laps. He would make them available. The promises were there for the taking but they would have to make the effort. They would have to go and fight.
Instead of getting all that God had promised the majority were willing to accept much less. They lived beneath their place, their dignity, and His promise.
The tribe of Dan lived in the mountains and couldn’t even go down into their own valleys. What a sad situation!
How often do we live with far less than what God has promised us? We complain and He would say, I have given you so much more but you are too lazy to get up and go get it!
Live up to your promises!