“Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And He said, Nay; but as Captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face … and did worship” (JOS 5:13-14).
In the early chapters of the Book of Joshua, we find God’s people finally crossing the Jordan River, after years of wandering in unbelief. Regrettably, far too many Christians wander in the wilderness of unbelief, refusing to cross their Jordan River (surrendering all to Christ), because they FEAR the potential burdens and battles more than they have FAITH in the potential blessings!
As we read the Book of Joshua, we are reminded that, as Christians, we have rivers to cross, mountains to climb, obstacles and enemies (by the way, not one another) to overcome, cities to claim, and opportunities to seize for Christ and the cause of Christ. May we always remember that the victory belongs to the Lord.
We are also reminded that God will be with us. Yet, He is not interested in joining our team, but we, in humble submission, must be willing to join His!