They marched around the city seven times. Joshua 6:15
Kay Arthur, in her study of the book of Joshua, said we can always trust God, and what He says will come true, but “only in His time and in His way. What God commands, at times, may not be the way you would accomplish something. After all, who would attack a city by marching around it six times, expecting the walls to come down after the seventh time around by blowing trumpets and shouting?”1
The Lord does things in His own creative ways. In the story of the battle of Jericho, the Israelites were eager to possess the Promised Land. They had left the wilderness, crossed the River Jordan, and were ready to claim their inheritance. But Jericho blocked their path, and Jericho was a formidable city. The Lord told the Israelites to march around the city for seven days, and the walls would come tumbling down. And they did.
What is your Jericho? What is blocking you from claiming God’s promises and inheritance? March around that obstacle with prayer and praise for as long as it takes. Let God give you the victory in His own unique way.
Your place is not to question God, nor doubt Him—but to obey Him.
- Kay Arthur, Choosing Victory, Overcoming Defeat: Joshua, Judges, Ruth (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1995), 23.
The Secret of Victory, Joshua 6 – Pastor Chuck Smith – Topical Bible Study