They seem to be tuned in on a different channel. Their focus is different.
How is the change to be observed? Tim and the thief began to wrestle. They rolled about on the ground and Tim put up a tremendous fight. However, the thief managed to get the better of him and pinned him to the ground. All the thief could find on Tim was 25 cents. The thief was so surprised at this that he asked Tim why he had bothered to fight so hard for 25 cents.
But it does bring a question to my mind… 1.
Are you ready for the conflict coming to you? As Christians, we know that we are in a battle. It is why, in Ephesians 6the apostle Paul tells us to be prepared: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
We are to be prepared and ready. And as we come to the text of our study today, ready is how we find the people of God. The nation of Israel was ready for battle. They have miraculously made it across the Jordan. They have made memorials of stone to remember the miracle of that day. And they celebrated the appropriate feasts.
Now it was time to take Jericho. We will find in our study of Joshua 6 how the Israelites were able to overtake the formidable fortress of Jericho. So here is the… I. None went out, and none came in. Jericho had to be taken.
The strategy was clear. Jericho had to be the first city taken in order to create a geographical wedge between the northern and southern sections of Canaan. Besides, they just could not bypass it. They could not afford to have a large military force at their rear.
They had to deal with Jericho. But for the moment, their was no military force to deal with. The king of Jericho had shut up the city. No one was getting in or out.
Jericho decided they were not going to surrender, but neither were they going to get into a fight. Instead, they would stay behind those grand, formidable walls that were probably about forty feet in height and six feet thick. The people of Jericho were going to wait Israel out. By the way, the chapter break here is uninspired and unfortunate as the Lord is still speaking to Joshua.
He tells him that Jericho is his to take. The verb form is a prophetic perfect tense. It is a future action that has already been accomplished. Jericho was theirs for the taking. But first they needed to hear the… II. Thus shall you do for six days. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.Get a FREE copy of our Meal Planning Pack when you sign up!
* indicates required. It is about refusing to intentionally take away the dignity, bodily integrity, freedom, or the life of another individual, no matter how they may differ from ourselves, be they a fellow human or a fellow animal. Aug 06, · A defense of non-conformism, deceptively simple in tone and construction, and only slightly political, it is the story of a loner who stays in bed on Bastille Day and ignores the military parade "the good people don't like it when you take a path different from theirs," when you march to the beat of a different drum.
(also march to a different ˈtune less frequent) behave in a different way from other people; have different attitudes or ideas: She was a gifted and original artist who marched to a different drummer.
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Berson. Hardcover. $ $ 8 89 $ Prime. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Jul 30, · MARCHING TO A DIFFERENT DRUMMER. Joshua S: Warfare.
C: Destruction of sin; extension of grace. Th: A People with Purpose. Pr: WE FOLLOW A HOLY, WARRIOR GOD WHO EXTENDS FAVOR. TS: We will find in our study of Joshua 6 how the Israelites were able to overtake the formidable fortress of Jericho. Type: /5(5).