Joshua 3-5

Written by Joel Schmidgall | April 19, 2010 | Joshua 3 - 5

I’m pretty jazzed up, because Joshua is one of my favorite books of the Bible. So I’m going to bullet point my observations from Scripture today, because I always have so many in Joshua…

Josh 3:16 “The waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away.”
Josh 4:2&7 “Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan…So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.”

*It’s interesting that there are more verses spent on the remembrance of the miracle than the actual miracle. God seems to be more concerned with Israel’s response. In other words, the miracle is not as much about the gratification of our needs as it is the glorification of God’s character.

*Joshua 5:7&9 “So it was their children, whom he raised up in their place, that Joshua circumcised…Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.”

*Whatever mistakes your parents or those preceding you made, don’t belong to you. You have been given opportunity to unleash the promises of God, to roll away reproach. That doesn’t happen by your capability, but by your commitment.

Joshua 5:11-12 “They ate of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. And the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land.”

*Yesterday’s provision shouldn’t stop you from the pursuit of today’s blessing.  God desires to cease what he did for you last week because he has something greater in store for you this week.  Israel finally moved in the confidence to receive God’s greater blessing.  Let’s let go of yesterday’s provision and go get God’s blessing for today!