Joshua 6:2-3


Joshua 6:2-3

And the Lord said to Joshua: ‘See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days’

If you have served God for any time at all, it goes without saying that His ways are not our ways. The path that He charts, the routes where He sends us are not normally the ones that we would choose.

Joshua must have felt the same way when God announced His plan to take down the walls of Jericho. Walk around the walls in silence for six days? What about weapons, battle strategies, and manpower?

In our spiritual lives, it often feels like we walk in circles around the same situations. However, God has built a lesson into every lap. When our common sense says that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, His is the path of righteousness.

We long for progress, but God gives us the opportunity to take another lap and learn another lesson. Our Jerichos are gifts – not burdens – so that we may witness the greatness of God and gain His wisdom with every step.

It might look like another lap, but God is leading us. He is growing us. He is demonstrating His goodness. When the walls fall flat, we will understand the lesson in every lap.

Blessing:

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you see your Jericho as a gift from God to shape your life, to grow your faith, and to demonstrate the power of the Savior that we serve. He brings down the impossible in the power of His name!

Today's Bible Reading:

Old Testament

Isaiah 6:1-9:21

New Testament

2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 55:1-23

Proverbs 23:4-5

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