Re: Verse reading–Joshua 3:5-17, 4:14-24 (day four)
Some theologians (in their own minds at least) have come up with different theories on how God stopped the water of the Jordan River. Maybe it was an earthquake that caused a collapse of the vertical embankments of the Jordan. After all, it has happened like that at other times. After 24 hours or so, the river clears out the obstruction and it flows once again. Whatever they can do to explain the ways of God.
Joshua and the children of Israel recognized it for what it was…a miracle from God. Joshua was told the day before that the water would cease and what had to happen before it did…the priests must step into the Jordan. Probably the greater miracle than the water stopping was the ground that was dry in the bottom of the riverbed. Can you imagine millions of people plodding through the mud if God had not made provision? God’s ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts. Leave room for the miraculous! What a mighty God we serve!