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Joshua, Jericho, and Faith

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By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. —Hebrews 11:30

Truly, God moves in a mysterious way. Remember the fall of Jericho. It had great walls around it, and all the people were shut in. God said to Joshua that he and his men of war should march around the city once a day for six days, with seven priests bearing before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns. On the seventh day they were to march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing with the trumpets. When they made a long trumpet blast the people were to shout, and the walls should fall down.

It took faith to do all that marching without any sign of victory; to shout—anyone can shout after the walls fall. Humanly speaking, how foolish this all was, don’t you see? No preparation for war, only marching and blowing rams’ horns, but that was God’s way, and they were silly enough to obey God! What was the result? The walls went down.

So we could go through all the Word of God. So many things that seem so silly. God asked His people to do things people would laugh at, but it was God’s way, and His servants were willing to obey Him. The result showed God’s wonderful wisdom and brought victory through a visible display of His power.

Lord, give me the courage to do whatever You ask no
matter how foolish it may seem to the world so
that Your power may be manifested
in my life. Amen.

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