Re: Verse reading–Joshua 3:5-17, 4:14-24 (day two)
“When you come to the edge of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.” vs. 8
They had heard the stories, but none of this generation of Israelites had experienced the Red Sea. Unlike their forefathers who were being pursued by the Egyptians this group faced battle in front of them. In the midst of this time of change, when every day brought new challenges God told Joshua to wade into the current and stand still. Perhaps God wanted Joshua to feel the current moving around his feet. In the midst of an ever-changing world, God is our constant.
But what happened next is our own hope in a time of change: “Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is crossing over ahead of you into the Jordan.” vs. 11
God went first. Joshua went into the moving current and became aware of all turbulence around him, and then the ark went before him and a path was made for the people.
Life is a mess. The world is in disorder. STOP and then let God go before you.