Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20th: Joshua 4-6, Luke 1:1-20 ~ Kezia

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Joshua 4-6, Luke 1:1-20

"Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing trumpets." Joshua 6:4

It really stuck out to me how many times the number seven was referenced in just this one verse. In the Bible, God often uses the number seven as a number to represent completion. For example, God completed all of creation in a total of seven days. In this story in Joshua, completion is very much emphasized.

For years and years and years, God was leading His people to the Promised Land, a land "flowing with milk and honey". This land was highly talked about and referenced often. With the help of God, Joshua lead everyone across the river, to enter into the Promised Land. God's promise had finally been completed!

Although the Israelites doubted God so many times along the way, God stayed true to what He said.  God always keeps his promises, he did in Bible times, and he does in 2017 as well.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Joshua 7-9, Luke 1:21-38


Nathan Reimer said...

The Israelites showed doubt, even after great miracles from God like the parting of the sea - twice, and in our new testament reading Zachariah showes doubt when the angel tells him about the son that will be born to Zachariah. I pray that I don't doubt, and trust God fully, this is a tough task but one that's worth it!

Emma Reimer said...

That is neat!

It's so easy for us to doubt! I mean, how do you doubt God after seeing the Jordan part, or seeing an angel appear and speak to you? We, too, are quick to forget. Which is why the Israelites were instructed to build memorials, to remember what God had done for them. We need to be purposeful about remembering, or we will forget!

Tammy Reimer said...

Oops - that was me! :) Didn't realize I wasn't signed in.

Conrad said...

No matter how much God does for us, we still have doubt. It's all perspective. Most likely we are focusing on ourselves and what our abilities are and not on what God can and has done. I pray that I would be able to have the right perspective to help remove any doubts that I might have in God's ability.