March Around Jericho
Joshua 6:3 (NKJV)
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.
God told Moses to part the Red Sea. God told Gideon to defeat a large army with only three hundred soldiers. Jesus told Peter to walk on water. Jesus told His disciples to feed thousands of people with some bread and fish. Jesus told a blind man to go wash the mud from his eyes to regain his sight. Jesus told a paralysed man to stand up and walk home.
God has issued some impossible sounding directions to people, but perhaps none as impossible as those issued to Joshua, march around Jericho with the Ark of the Covenant once a day for six days.
On the seventh day march around Jericho seven times. Blow the trumpets and shout, and the walls will come tumbling down. Marching around a city must have sounded like madness to Joshua, but there is no indication he hesitated. He did exactly as God directed, and God’s words were fulfilled. On the seventh day, the walls fell down and Jericho was captured.
God may ask you to do something impossible sounding, forgive an enemy, give generously to an ungrateful person, or serve at an incredibly inconvenient time. Calling Him “Lord” carries the expectation of obedience.
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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