December 22 – Joshua 4:19-24

December 22 – Joshua 4:19-24

19 The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. 20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. 21 And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over, 24 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”

Again, the memorial is to serve as a reminder for generations to come of the faithfulness of God. This dialogue was vital so that all would know and rest in the faithfulness of God. I find this passage important to me even today. I did not see this happen, I have not personally seen the memorial, but I know I serve a mighty God and that He is faithful through all time. Are you resting today in the assurance the God is faithful to us as believers? Stop and give Him praise for His faithfulness today.

Heavenly Father, as I think back on all they went through leaving Egypt, so many years in the wilderness and taking the land that belonged to them, I know they had to have an immense amount of faith to get through it all.  It seems at times that they continually waivered, but just like today in the news, I wonder if it was the same where the bad news is what was most likely to be shared.  It doesn’t take many that lack faith or waiver in their faith to shake a congregation, so I know the entire population of Israel was impacted, but I believe the majority loved You and wanted to move forward in faith.  Help me be one that holds on to my faith no matter what is going on around me.  Help me believe in You when those around me have doubts.  Help me be one that encourages others to believe when it seems like the ground around me is shaky.  Help me always be on Your side.  Thank You Father for always being on my side.

In Jesus’ name.



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