Friday, May 6, 2011

Joshua 10:8 NASB

"And the LORD said to Joshua, 'Do not fear them; for I have given them into your hands..."

This phrase, or something similar to this, runs through the book of Joshua like a mighty river.  This isn't a quiet, slow moving river.  This is a rushing, cascading river that roars above any other noise trying to make itself known.  But this is not just noise.  In its thundering waters we discover God; the God who is there!  His voice rules over the voice of the enemy, drowning it in divine conquest.  Listen to it over and over again, each time crashing in on the soul's doubt and shattering the enemies confidence with "the LORD said to Joshua, 'Do not fear or be dismayed. Do not fear them; not one of them shall stand before you. Do not be afraid because of them. I will deliver all of them slain before Israel...'"  And then these powerful words of fulfillment:  "So the LORD gave Israel all the land which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they possessed it and lived in it.  And the LORD gave them rest on every side, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and no one of all their enemies stood before them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hand.  Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass," (21:43-45). 

Any questions?

What's that?  Yes, there's still a God like this! 

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