Completing the orders given…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

Comments, thoughts and reflections welcome.

Joshua 6:20-27

 

 So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city.

 Then they devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword.

 But to the two men who had spied out the land, Joshua said, “Go into the prostitute’s house and bring out from there the woman and all who belong to her, as you swore to her.”

 So the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab and her father and mother and brothers and all who belonged to her. And they brought all her relatives and put them outside the camp of Israel.

 And they burned the city with fire, and everything in it. Only the silver and gold, and the vessels of bronze and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.

 But Rahab the prostitute and her father’s household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying, “Cursed before the LORD be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. “At the cost of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and at the cost of his youngest son shall he set up its gates.”

 So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame was in all the land.

 

God made the way into the city. He went before and as the people obeyed Him He was faithful to give them the city. They went in and did as they were instructed and the Word of what God had done spread ahead of them everywhere. This is a promise to us for it is a picture of who God is and what He does. We have strongholds in our lives that He reveals to us, He ‘takes us to them;’ He opens the way for us to completely remove those strongholds from our life and our self. As we submit to Him completely, He gives us the victory over these strongholds. We do well to remember to obey completely – giving it all up, not holding any thing back. We do well to also remember the curse given for those who go back into strongholds that were destroyed. God is the same yesterday, today and forever.

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One thought on “Completing the orders given…

  1. “Going back to the strongholds.” As I read that Gracie, I asked myself, “Why is it we always pray to be delivered of our strongholds, then yearn to go back to them, when we are?” Do you think it is temptation or that our sin nature is so great in us, we feel we cannot live without them? Just a thought. Good post and God Bless, SR

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