Thursday, November 2 – Joshua 10:12-13

Nov 1, 2023

Then Joshua spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord turned the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, at the Valley of Aijalon!” So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the Book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hurry to go down for about a whole day.

 

Athletes often experience an adrenaline rush after winning a game. They forget the soreness of their bodies and are pumped up by the victory. Joshua, after seeing God at work in their battle against the Canaanites, asked God to work a miracle by holding the sun still. This was a moment for all to remember and clearly came from God. It was a moment that declared God’s glory!

 

What would it look like to crave God’s glory to be displayed like this? More than wanting God to do a task, Joshua wanted everyone to see who God was through what He did for Israel. God’s glory is abundant and all around us, but certain moments that declare His majesty in a unique way that stays with us. Testimonies of God’s amazing work are to be remembered and shared with others to give God the glory and point the world to Him. Are we looking for God at work so we can share that testimony with others or are we content with our routine? Are we ready to seek God in boldness, or are we afraid of when His answer may be no? The Israelites followed God in faith, and Joshua asked for the miracle in faith. May we also have faith to seek God for His glory instead of our own and the confidence that we will find Him when we call on His name.

 

  • What was a moment that evidenced God’s glory in your life? How do you remind yourself of those moments?
  • What is more difficult for you, approaching God boldly or sharing the testimony of His work with others? Why?
  • Pray and tell God the moments you have seen His glory at work and ask for Him to continue to show you who He is in these moments.
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