What In The World

Pastor Ed Young - Lead Pastor of Fellowship Church
Ed Young

June 9, 2023

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Read:

Joshua 6:3-5 “March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”

Think:

The famous orator and statesman William Jennings Bryan declared, "I have observed the power of the watermelon seed. It has the power of drawing from the ground and through itself 200,000 times its weight. When you can explain how it takes this material and out of it colors an outside surface beyond the imitation of art, and then forms inside of it a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid with black seeds ... when you can explain to me the mystery of a watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery of God.”

Joshua was faced with the mystery of God as well. Upon hearing the plan given by God, surely someone must have asked him, "How will marching around a wall, blowing trumpets and shouting knock down that wall?" Certainly, it was beyond understanding. Marching and blowing doesn't bring down walls and defeat enemies in the human mind. However, analyzing and examining all the “Jericho facts” did not account for God intercepting and doing a miracle.

If you're struggling to understand a mystery of God, don't trouble yourself. The real issue is not whether you understand; it's whether you are willing to obey. Faith obeys when explanations are lacking.

Apply:

Decide today to trust God and what he says when all else appears to say differently. Make a decision today to focus on him and the fact that he never fails. God is faithful and can be trusted.

Pray:

God, I trust you. You are trustworthy and good. You are a miracle worker. I will choose to walk in faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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