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

Joshua asked the most natural question, “Are you friend or foe?” And the commander of the Lord’s army gave an unlikely response, “Neither.”

For most, God is not loving unless he endorses their agenda, desires, and ambitions. God makes clear in this encounter that he only serves his own agenda. The question is never whether or not God is “friend or foe” but whether or not we are.

This story serves several purposes, but not least of which is establishing Joshua as a “friend of God”-just like Moses before him, even having his own burning bush experience.

How about you? Do you serve God’s agenda? Do you expect him to serve yours? Are you a friend or foe? Even Jesus said, “anyone who isn’t with me opposes me.” (Matt. 12:30)

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

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