Today’s Reading: Joshua 6:1-27
The story of Joshua leading his army into Jericho is terrific. The most fortified city with an army that was stronger, more equipped, and well protected. But when you pause on verse two and have the trust as Joshua had, you learn to trust no matter the odds. What odds have you been facing lately?
And the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor.
Joshua had that relationship that Lynden had yesterday. Joshua basically heard the Lord say, I got this, but here is what you must do if you want a victory. The Jericho strategy for winning over a city wasn’t a traditional battle. He was singing, dancing, and blowing trumpets. That’s what it physically took to deliver Jericho. To me, I hear and see a few points.
- The Lord can clear the path at any time and in any fashion.
- We need to trust in the Lord and His ways.
- Being obedient is necessary.
- Stay committed. His timing is not always ours.
God uses the most unlikely ways to show His victory. Our Lord will keep His promises.
Romand 8:37 reminds us that we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.