“’He did this so that all the people of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that they might always fear the Lord your God.’ Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they had crossed over, their hearts melted in fear and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites.” Joshua 4:24 & Joshua 5:1.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Joshua 3-6 and 1 Corinthians 4.
Stories like this one are important. Why? Because they reveal our awesome God in action.
How easy to lose sight of what we have in Him. A problem comes along, and we try to take it on apart from Him. We forget His capabilities.
In today’s story, God dries up a river and allows 40,000 soldiers to cross it.
Note the reaction of the temporary residents of The Promised Land: They were scared stiff!
There are commands in the Old Testament that are not reconfirmed in the New Testament. Those commands no longer apply.
BUT there are Old Testament stories of God in action that must be kept in mind these days when trouble is ahead. Why? That OT God has lost none of His power. There is nothing He can’t correct or accommodate. He has our back!
“Lord, You are a great God. There is none like You! Thanks for the stories of You in action. Thank You that You are still that God Who is always above the fray, in charge ‘til the end. I trust You, Lord. I love You, Lord. Help me to rightly represent You the rest of this day. Guide me, I beg.”
There is no “river” that God can’t get you across if He chooses to.