OBEDIENCE – first step to understanding God’s plan for you

Joshua 6:
14 On the second day they again marched around the town once and returned to the camp. They followed this pattern for six days.
15 On the seventh day the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times. 16 The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the town! 17 Jericho and everything in it must be completely destroyed[a] as an offering to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and the others in her house will be spared, for she protected our spies.

18 “Do not take any of the things set apart for destruction, or you yourselves will be completely destroyed, and you will bring trouble on the camp of Israel. 19 Everything made from silver, gold, bronze, or iron is sacred to the Lord and must be brought into his treasury.”

20 When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it. (New Living Translation)

It must have seemed strange to the Israelites that, instead of going to battle, they were going to march around the city for a week. But this was God’s plan, and the Israelites had a guaranteed victory if they would follow it. As strange as the plan sounded, it worked.

God’s instructions may require you to do things that don’t make sense at first. Even as you follow him, you may wander how things could possibly work out.

Like the Israelites, take one day at a time and follow step by step. You may not see the logic of God’s plan until after you obeyed.

Thank you. Be blessed!

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