“By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days.” Hebrews 11:30
Dear Heavenly Father, What wisdom was there in making Israel march around the city of Jericho for seven days? All that did was give their enemies a good look at their strengths and weaknesses. It removed all elements of surprise too. Militarily the idea stunk, but spiritually it was brilliant. It told both Israel and Jericho that this was your battle and not theirs. It gave people in Jericho and Israel time to repent and find forgiveness before they faced you. And finally, it created an encouraging story for all time. I’m encouraged by your mighty hand at Jericho and I’m thankful for its remembrance when I face fortified challenges in my fight of faith. Thank you for Jericho and the faith you have taught me through it. Amen.
When God’s requests seem unreasonable, expect unreasonably amazing results.