Series: Go/ Joshua
The children of Israel passed over the Jordan River and camped in Gilgal, along the eastern border of Jericho.
Twelve men from each tribe of the children of Israel placed a stone (testimony) in the Jordan River and at Gilgal as a sign and monument to the people of the world of God’s power and goodness.
All the kings of the Amorites and the Canaanite witnessed God’s power in holding back the Jordan as the children of Israel passed and their hearts melted with no spirit to fight.
God commanded Joshua to circumcise those of the children of Israel born in the wilderness as a sign of rolling back the reproach off Egypt (getting rid of a slave mentality, separation as God’s Children).
The country people of Canaan fled to the city of Jericho for safety, leaving their barns and field of old and new corn.
The solemn Passover occurs, after which the feast of unleavened bread is resumed with the corn God provided. The manna (wilderness state, food of children) is no longer needed. The children of Israel sacrifice the fruits of the good land in Canaan and honor God.
I’m sure the children of Israel, wanted this moment to happen sooner, but it happened at God’s appointed time and place. Forty (40) years later in the fields of Canaan, they have the blessings of Canaan, but they still have not taken possession of Canaan.
The lesson for me:
Don’t get distracted with the blessings, honor God, but know that there is still much more to do.
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