How the Battle was Won

The battle was won without conventional weapons. No sword was drawn, or arrow spent.

"The Lord said to Joshua, 'See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors. You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days. Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead.' " (Joshua 6.2-5)

That was it. A war waged without weapons. It wasn't really won by a six-day march, or trumpet blasts and loud shouts; through the resolute obedience of God's people, the LORD God brought about the victory.

We may not be facing anything so formidable as a fortified city, but there are looming battles before each of us that can seem as insurmountable. A serious illness. A job loss. A family crisis.

It's been said that in life there are opportunities cleverly disguised as problems. Every "Jericho" we face is an opportunity for victory through faith. We just need to consult the Commander for His battle plan, and faithfully do as He says.

Whatever your battle today, remember and be encouraged in knowing that "the battle is not yours but God's." (2 Chronicles 20.15)

©Steve Taylor, 2018 --Used by permission

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