Joshua 6:1-5, 12-21, 23, 25
Joshua 6:1, 2
God had given the city to them, but they were to use the appointed means. God’s election fulfils itself through earnest seeking on our part.
Joshua 6:4, 5
Mean instruments were chosen to work wonders,
Joshua 6:4, 5
Little connection was apparent between the means and the desired result, yet it was not for the people to reason why; it was theirs to follow the prescribed rule.
Joshua 6:12, 13
They did precisely as they were bidden, no doubt greatly to the amusement of the sons of Belial, who thought the procedure a very unphilosophical one, and quite unfit for men of common sense to spend their time upon.
Their former silence had proved their patience, and this commanded shout was a token of the expectancy of their faith.
It was meet that the firstfruits of Canaan should be the Lord’s.
A strange method of overturning strongholds, and yet when God so ordained, it was as effectual as the best constructed battering-ram. How strangely must Rahab’s house have towered aloft, when all others fell in heaps. Faith pulls down, but faith also upholds.
Joshua 6:1, 23
In the day of judgment the house with the scarlet line in the window is not left to perish in the general wreck. Perish who may, believers are secured by the promise of one who cannot lie, and they have nothing to fear.
Make bare thine own resistless arm,
Through all the earth abroad;
Let every nation now behold
Their Saviour and their God.