Joshua 6

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Joshua 6

Overview

The fall of Jericho.

The war against Jericho was God’s, “I have delivered Jericho into your hand.” (v.2). It was holy war.  In Hebrew word, it is kherem, meaning devote to destruction or utterly destroy. This term expresses that the battle is a divine undertaking, the Lord goes into battle as the divine warrior.

“The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord, “(v.17) denotes the holy war of kherem. The war against Jericho was God’s war destroying completely to devote everything in it to the Lord.

In obedience to God’s instruction the Israelites marched around the city once a day for six days, and seven times on a seventh day. Number seven occurs repeatedly in this chapter. It means wholeness, completeness.

Joshua and his people learned by their experience that it was God who fought for them in the new land, and that God will be with Joshua and his people always.

 “To this day,” (v.25) indicates that Rahab’s descendants still lived in Jericho in the writer’s time.  God was known to all the land.

What is your Jericho to be demolished today by God’s way? and what does God speak to you in this story?

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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