December 24, 2017

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Reading along with us in Joshua? Here’s today’s reading:

Joshua 3 (ESV)

Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. At the end of three days the officers went through the campand commanded the people, “As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from your place and follow it. Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cubits in length. Do not come near it, in order that you may know the way you shall go, for you have not passed this way before.” Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” And Joshua said to the priests, “Take up the ark of the covenant and pass on before the people.” So they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people......Continue Reading

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  1. 8And as for you, command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, ‘When you come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.'” 9And Joshua said to the people of Israel, “Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God.”❤️

  2. It is interesting to see these chapters of preparation before the Israelites destroy Jericho. It is a reminder that this is often how God works. He sets the ground work for the miracles He performs, in some ways letting us participate, in some ways making us fitting vessels for His work, and in some ways making sure we know it is Him that is working and not coincidence.

    I like verse 7. God enhances Joshua’s reputation in people’s mind so they will know he is God’s man. It is part of the reward of Joshua’s faithfulness and certainly necessary considering the Israelite’s tendency to give grief to their leaders. It’s a way that God works that we might not recognize.

    And the ark of the covenant leads the way, the sign of God’s presence, promise and power!

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