Read Joshua 6:1-6
Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in. 2 But the Lord said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors. 3 You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days. 4 Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. 5 When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams’ horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town.”
What is one thing that stuck out to you in this passage?
Imagine you are Joshua and you are about to deliver the battle plan God gave you for defeating Jericho. At first hand it seems crazy and bogus. You want me to do what God? Really? Are you sure? Marching around a wall around doesn’t seem like the best way to bring it down. God chose this battle plan not so men would get glory in battle but so people would see the power of God, hearts would change, and people would worship. This battle plan put Joshua and the people of Israel in place where they had to trust God; if He didn’t show up, the people of Israel would fail.
Read Joshua 6:15-17
15 On the seventh day the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times. 16 The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the town! 17 Jericho and everything in it must be completely destroyed as an offering to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and the others in her house will be spared, for she protected our spies.”
Did God come through on His promise?
What is a situation in your life where you need God to show up or come through?
Pray God would show you His plan and allow you to be open to things that seem ridiculous or impossible.