By Faith the Walls Were Encircled
Today’s Bible reading is Joshua 6 and Matthew 18.
As you read the incredible account of the fall of Jericho in Joshua 6, keep in mind what the New Testament writer of The Letter to the Hebrews says in Hebrews 11:30.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.
By faith. By faith the men of war marched in silence. By faith seven priests blew seven trumpets. By faith the ark of the LORD was carried. By faith the city was encircled once each day for six consecutive days. By faith the march was made seven times on the seventh day. By faith Joshua said to the people, “Shout, for the LORD has given you the city!” By faith the people shouted, trumpets were blown, and the walls fell down flat. By faith Rahab and her family were spared. By faith Jericho was captured.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Heb 11:1-2, 6)
His ways are not our ways. He does not work according to our calendar. At times, we may be tempted to believe that we know better, especially when the WHY is unclear. But even then, especially then, may we draw near to him, seek him, and please him. By faith.