Re:Verse passage – Joshua 5:13-15; 6:1-5 (day five) “Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭33‬:‭11‬.
It’s my favorite scripture about Joshua- being in the Tent of Meeting with Moses and the Lord. Moses leaves. The Lord stays. Joshua stays.
Ever been in a Bible Study or Worship Service when the presence of the Lord was so near and almost tangible?  Made you wanna stay so you didn’t miss anything the Lord might say or do?  That was the young person Joshua.
Decades later, same man (Joshua) same presence (Captain of the Lord’s Army) same response (Joshua falls face first and worships). There was something happening very familiar to Joshua. He knew what he must do. So, Joshua stops. Joshua stops scouting. Stops strategizing. Stops (literally falls down) and Worships.

The questions I should always ask myself, Am I quick to recognize the power and presence of the Lord? (Expected and unexpected- at church or at another place and time of His choosing). Am I submissive and humble enough to stop and worship?

Lord give us eyes to see and ears to hear- You- that we might be faithful to stop and worship and listen.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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