Joshua 4-6, Mark 16
9And the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day. 12And the manna ceased the day after they ate of the produce of the land. And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
God’s provision for us lasts exactly as long as we need it and not one day more or less! He is so mighty!
15And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. -ellie
What grace that disciples who did not believe the good news even after being told multiple times, are then commissioned with the power of Christ to proclaim the truth to the world. How the Lord forgives and restores in service unworthy sinners.
The Rahab in today’s chapters from Joshua is the same Rahab that is in the ancestry lineage of Jesus.
6And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.
Joshua 5:12 stood out to me today: “And the day after they ate from the produce of the land, the manna ceased. Since there was no more manna for the Israelites, they ate from the crops of the land of Canaan that year.”
God’s provision was just enough, just at the right time. When the produce from Canaan was accessible and enough, the miracle of manna stopped. Not that God stopped working, but He provided in another way. I see manna as being bland and plain, but the produce of Canaan (as known from other passages) makes me think of beautiful, abundant harvests of colorful fruit and vegetables. God is always enough & knows what we need. He provides where it seems impossible. And always provides the very best.
It’s crazy to think that they followed Gods orders silently, especially considering that what they were doing was so out of the norm! I think that itself is a point I need to really hone in on in my life!
I was thinking the same thing. There was power in their silence as they trusted the Lord to work it all out.
Looks like our God has been in the business of moving big, bothersome stones for many many years. lol!
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