Crossing The Jordan | Joshua 3 & 4
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Joshua 3:5 (ERV)
5 Then Joshua told the people, “Make yourselves pure. Tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among us.”
Meaning: The word “consecrate” means to separate—to get rid of anything that gets in the way of a relationship with the one perfect God. The promise God made to Joshua and the people of Israel “to do amazing things” required consecration. It required that they be willing to leave everything behind and place nothing ahead of God.
There is no obstacle too big when we see the world through the eyes of faith. The people of Israel saw beyond the obvious obstacles that lay between them and the Promised Land, but they saw through the eyes of faith and believed that God would do what He said. How can we develop eyes of faith?
1. Hear from God: Hear from God by reading His Word and by spending time with Him in prayer.
2. Believe God’s Word: Do all the things that God tells you to do.
3. Remember God’s mighty works: Remember the Scriptures—how He delivered Israel from slavery and how He parted the Red Sea and the Jordan. Remember what God has done for you—how He died for you to save you from eternal death and to provide a way to have a meaningful relationship with Himself; how He provides you with a home, food, and clothing; and how He gave you family and friends.
4. Put God first in all things: Put complete hope and confidence in the promises of God, because all that He offers is beyond anything we can even imagine; then be willing to forsake everything to obtain them.
Dear Lord Jesus, help us to develop eyes that see what You see, by reading Your Word, talking with You, and reminding ourselves of Your goodness. Help us to be willing to give up everything to follow after Your promises. We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.
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