Faithfulness in the Quiet

Joshua 4:9-21

Synopsis     Joshua 4:-21     4/13/2018

Joshua had led the Israelites across the Jordan. Once they had safely passed, the Ark of the Covenant moved to the front of the Israelite formation. The warriors from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh protected the assembly while the other tribes brought all their worldly possession into the new land.

That night, the Israelites made camp at Gilgal in the plains of Jericho.

Faithfulness of the Eastern Tribes

The warriors from Reuben, Gad and Manasseh were faithful to their word and to the community. That’s good. But it wasn’t like they did something over and above what they had negotiated. They did what they promised to do. They were faithful in helping Joshua and the remaining tribes clear the land for occupation.

Faithfulness in the Quiet

This is the way it works. God doesn’t seem to need the extraordinary from us in order to fashion a heroic life. But, He needs commitment. We need commitment. We need to be committed.

Entering into the possibility of your life doesn’t require you to invent some extraordinary goal that you must achieve. It requires that you meet the challenge of this moment. God can work with that.

“if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” 2Chron 7:14

April 13, 2018

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