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

Growing up in a Christian home, I developed an affinity for an outrageous christian children’s show known as “Veggie Tales.” Possibly my favorite episode from this show was “Josh and the Big Wall!” Simply for entertainment purposes, I have provided a link to one of the scenes here.

What I love about this scene, is that it paints the picture of the absurdity of God’s command that we often glaze over in our familiarity to this passage. It was crazy. It was absurd. It was God. The only way to explain this victory is that God knocked down those walls.

Why then did He ask the Israelites to march with such strict orders and regiment? Couldn’t God have knocked down that wall the moment they arrived? Sure, but God invited Israel to partner with Him in this conquest. David Guzik says, “He wanted them to be a part of His work – as He wants us to be a part of His work today.”

God is still in the business of knocking down walls! Are you putting yourself in position to partner with Him so that you might be the vessel He uses to knock down another wall?

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

2 thoughts on “Absurdity”

  1. Thank you Rick for always giving me another way of looking at the scripture. You always make Sun morning a delight. Thank you for doing such an amazing job.

  2. Heeey this comment is a bit late..you always do an amazing job and I look forward to reading these.. Sooo a memory comes back to me, how you loooved the song Silly Joshua! ( by Donut Man) We listened to it every time we were on our way to BSF. Thank you for this reminder! There are many walls I need help from God knocking down! Love you, Mom

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *