Now Joshua rose early in the morning,
I like to think about the conquest of Jericho. Everyday the Israelites obeyed God and marched around the city subjecting themselves to whatever mockery came from the city. I imagine the mockery increased daily. (That’s just my imagination.) “There they are again. Ha ha ha ha! Do they think they’ll scare us by walking around our city! LOL.”
The Israelites probably received their instructions each day, so their obedience was daily, not once for all. Everyday they would have to decide to trust God again. Everyday they had to decide to obey. Everyday it may have gotten harder. But then came the victory.
Isn’t that the way God deals with His children? We are required to do our “daily march” with little or no knowledge of tomorrow. Except we know the end of the story. Why don’t we live for the final chapter rather than for today? That really encouraged me! I hope it does you too!
Living for Jesus, a life that is true,
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!