Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Answers for Each Day, with Bayless Conley

Answers for Each Day - April 24

  • 2015 Apr 24
  • COMMENTS

When God's Plan Doesn't Make Sense

In Joshua 6:1-5 we find one of the most bizarre battle plans, but one with an important lesson for you and me,

Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in.  And the LORD said to Joshua: "See!  I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor.  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.  And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark.  But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.  It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat.  And the people shall go up every man straight before him."

When you and I read that today it is easy for us to think, "Oh, that must have been pretty normal and natural to Joshua."  But it wasn't.  It did not make any more sense to him than it would have to you and me.

Imagine God taking Joshua aside and telling him that all they need to do is march around the city one time for six days.  Then on the seventh day march around seven times and shout.  It made no sense.  Naturally speaking, it was ridiculous!

All of us will face our Jerichos, and sometimes God's plans won't seem to make sense.  Our part is to listen and obey—even when God's instructions don't make sense to our natural minds.  He has had a lot more experience winning battles than we have! 

Visit the Answers with Bayless Conley website for more ways to Connect with God 
and
click here to view today's Answers with Bayless Conley broadcast at LightSource.com.

FEATURED RESOURCE

March Promo The God of Much More

God never lacks any resource, and He knows how to give good gifts. Yet many Christians settle for far less than what is available, choosing to find happiness in the mundane and ordinary when God wants to do so much more! Bayless Conley’s message, The God of Much More, shows you how you can experience more of God’s limitless resources, favor, and peace. The God of Much More is our gift to say thanks for your financial contribution. We pray this sermon shows you how you can experience God’s “much more” starting today!

 

Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com