Thursday, September 21 – Joshua 6:20

Sep 20, 2023

So the people shouted, and the priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, everyone straight ahead, and they took the city.

 

Have you ever watched a football game where the winning team’s fans flooded the field in victory following the final horn? This often happens in games where the game was difficult, and the victory was unexpected. For the Israelites, this had been a long time coming. Generations had passed before they came to the place God had promised them. At last, the moment came to take the city as a place for God’s people. The promised land that felt out of reach many times was now a reality.

 

Many times, in our faith, God’s plans feel far off. In the midst of struggle, it is hard to imagine victory, whether sharing the gospel with someone or trying to overcome sin. In those times it is easy to feel defeated, but 1 Corinthians 15:56-58 says, “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be firm, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” Regardless of the circumstances we face, God’s victory stays the same. The final victory over sin and death has been won and we can live every day in that reality. When we keep our eyes fixed on Him, we can stand firm in our faith, confident that our work is not in vain even when we feel worn out and ready for a win.

 

  • When have you felt defeated in your faith?
  • Why is it important to keep our minds set on the victory we have in Christ?
  • Pray and ask God to help you remember the victory you have in Him.
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