Please read Joshua 3, 4, 5 and 6 today. Joshua has been anointed to take the lead – let’s see how it works out for him and the children of Israel!
“God said to Joshua, “This very day I will begin to make you great in the eyes of all Israel. They’ll see for themselves that I’m with you in the same way that I was with Moses” (3:7 MSG)
Do you remember Joshua leading the people across the Jordan? God split the waters again and they walked across on dry ground. Amazing!
Joshua called out the twelve men whom he selected from the People of Israel, one man from each tribe. Joshua directed them, “Cross to the middle of the Jordan and take your place in front of the Chest of God, your God. Each of you heft a stone to your shoulder, a stone for each of the tribes of the People of Israel, so you’ll have something later to mark the occasion. When your children ask you, ‘What are these stones to you?’ you’ll say, ‘The flow of the Jordan was stopped in front of the Chest of the Covenant of God as it crossed the Jordan—stopped in its tracks. These stones are a permanent memorial for the People of Israel.’” (4:4-7 MSG)
Taking a cue from Moses, Joshua builds a memorial in front of all the people, and give God the glory. Today, we also read about the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6). Big day!
“God was with Joshua. He became famous all over the land” (6:27 MSG)
God gives favor when we act in faith and obedience to Him.