Action Required

Re:Verse passage – Joshua 7:6-12, 20-21 (day two) So the Lord said to Joshua, “Rise up! Why is it that you have fallen on your face? vs. 10

Can you imagine how Joshua must have felt? Things were moving in the right direction. Israel was finally getting to reap the promises of the Lord, and then to be routed in defeat for no discernible reason. It must have felt like a gut punch. Joshua knew enough to fall down and grieve their situation, but God was not calling for a season of inaction. He was expecting Joshua to act, on his behalf, to root out the cause of the sin. If Joshua had not be dialed into a relationship with the Lord, he would have missed the point of the defeat. Not every situation, fumble, sin, or problem has the same formula for fixing. The key is to be in a right relationship with the Lord. Sometimes we need to grieve, and sometimes we need to act. We shouldn’t treat every situation with some ‘universal’ fix other than to seek after God’s design.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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