“Then Joshua built an altar to the Lord God of Israel on Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the children of Israel. As is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, it was “an altar of uncut stones not shaped by iron tools.” They sacrificed burnt offerings to the Lord on it, as well as peace offerings.” Joshua 8:30-31 MEV
Joshua obeyed the direction of God through Moses. Before going to any war, he sacrificed to God as he understood that his victory came from God and not his strength and ability.
“So Joshua went up from Gilgal, he and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor. The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, for I have given them into your hand. Not a single man can stand before you.” Joshua 10:7-8 MEV
When a person decides to obey God’s word, there’s a war that occurs within their mind against their flesh, emotions, the devil; a war that we must win by obeying God, not matter how we feel.
If we don’t fight against a problem in life, it will get stronger!
“On the day the Lord gave over the Amorites to the children of Israel, Joshua spoke to the Lord and said in full view of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon; and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, and the moon stood in place until the people brought vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the book of Jashar? The sun stood still in the middle of the sky and did not set for about a full day.” Joshua 10:12-13 MEV
Joshua didn’t accept to allow the night to come and for his enemies to flee (with the possibility of them coming back stronger). So he used his faith to make the impossible, possible; a faith he could only have the courage to use before God because of his voluntary sacrifice to God.
Let’s use our faith: commit our works to God first and take actions second.
Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established. Proverbs 16:3 MEV
May God give you the strength to apply His Word in your life daily.
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