Powered by 4 - April 2, 2015


Active God

Today's reading: Joshua 10:1-15

God's care for us and His involvement in our lives and circumstances stood out to me from the first fifteen verses of Joshua 10. This passage caused me to think about how when life gets busy and circumstances seem overwhelming, we can lose sight of the fact that God knows and sees it all and He is right there walking with us. I could see this clearly in verses 8-14. The Israelites are certainly engaged and fighting with the Amorites, but it's God who is in charge, actively guiding, participating in and controlling the battle. In verse 8 God tells Joshua not to be afraid because He has given the Amorites into the Israelite's hands. But then we see this in verse 10: "And the LORD threw them [the Amorites] into a panic before Israel," and this in verse 11: "the LORD threw down large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died because of the hailstones than the sons of Israel killed with the sword." And then God answers Joshua's call for the sun to stand still. What an amazing picture of a caring, active and involved God.

How often do you recognize God's control and involvement in your life and circumstances? What did you see from this passage about following and trusting God? What about His provision and protection? Tami

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