Power Walk at Jericho
Joshua 6 Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in...
God tells Joshua "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor" (Joshua 6:2). But Jericho is still a fortified city at this point. And then, God gives this plan to Joshua--to have all the men march around Jericho once each day for six days and then on the seventh day to march around seven times with the priests blowing trumpets. Then when the priests made a long blast with the trumpets, all the people were to shout and the walls of the city would fall down (vs. 3-5).
So do you wonder what Joshua was thinking at this point? I sure do because--wow--this is not a typical battle plan. In fact, it doesn't sound like a battle plan at all. Yet, Joshua's response is impressive. He didn't question, he didn't hesitate, he didn't waiver. He followed God's instructions to the letter immediately.
So what did you learn from Joshua and the battle of Jericho about responding to and following God's leading? What will you do the next time you feel God prompting you to do something that seems odd to you or that you don't understand? Tami W.
P.S. I've posted some pictures of Jericho on my blog.
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