Faith in God means doing what He says

October 8, 2023

Faith in God means doing what He says

Passage: Joshua 5:13-6:27

Joshua 5:13-6:27

13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” 14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” 15 The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Joshua 5:13-15 (NIV)

Have you made a commitment to live by faith in God?

Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. Joshua 6:1-2 (NIV)

What is your Jericho?

Have you asked God about how to deal with your Jericho?

Will you do what God says even if it is not what you would choose to do?

20 When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. Joshua 6:20 (NIV)

27 So the Lord was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout the land. Joshua 6:27 (NIV)

Strong and courageous faith is being willing to be a “Holy Fool”