Re:Verse passage – Joshua 5:13-15; 6:1-5 (day three)

“The captain of the Lord’s host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.”

No longer in the future, Canaan was now. Each generation had ordered their lives around this longed-for now. This was the now Moses desired to see but only glimpsed from atop Pisgah. It was the now Joseph yearned for when he asked that his bones find rest there. It was the now revealed by God to Abraham in a frenzied dream that whispered of Egyptian captivity and return. Joshua indicated his willingness to steward this now well. How could he not remove his shoes at the arrival of this moment his people had taught him to yearn for? What we long for is what we will teach.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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