Have you been writing The Word lately?
How is it going?
What are you learning?
What are you writing?
With that, let's dig in together!
I need it, and I bet you do, too.
To continue along with my Joshua study, I'll show you my pics of my Joshua chapter 6 #WriteTheWord pages. And then...I have a little something new for you. :)
Here you go...
My side notes:
v.2 - The LORD speaks deliverance even before it is done.
v.5 - How will the priests know the details and when to do it?
Did God talk to them separately? or did He just guide them?
Main point of v.1-7 - Sometimes advancing is as simple as just marching---putting one foot in front of the other.
v.7-8 - They (the Israelites) marched in front of / ahead of the Ark of the LORD.
v.10 - Be silent when God says to, but shout when God says to.
Main point of v.8-11 - Sometimes the beginning of the battle (for souls and all) is just quiet, faithful obedience.
Main point of v.12-16 - Getting up early to do God's work and study His Word sometimes seems repetitive, pointless, and fruitless. Sometimes it feels like "just going through the motions." BUT...there IS a 7th day ahead with a 7th march around and then we will SHOUT in VICTORY!!! He HAS GIVEN us the city!!!
v.17 - God doesn't cut out words nor people associated with shame.
HE REDEEMS ALL!!!
v.20 - Trumpets Sound & People Shout! Walls Collapse & People Charge!
Battles are WON!
Main point of v.17-21 - Our gracious Redeemer shatters walls and wins our battles.
v.21 - To be honest this was a tough verse (which I actually included in the page above and realized it after I had written it and therefore drew a line through it on this page). It was tough as many of the battles in the Old Testament are. I have to trust my sovereign God with His purposes and plan and ways, even when they are tough for me to wrap my head around. I have since read and studied and listened to many commentaries on battles like these. The perspectives have been helpful. I encourage you to seek out trusted Bible scholars and pastors to help you understand things like this as well.
v.23 - God BRINGS OUT sinners from their sinful life by His forgiveness and grace.
Main point of v.22-27 - Do NOT attempt to rebuild or revisit what God has brought you out of!!!
Wow! That was a lot in one fairly short chapter!
As a matter of fact, I will leave you to chew on that for a while then will come back in the next day or two with that new stuff I was telling you about earlier.
Now, go #WriteTheWord and come share with me where you are and what you are learning!