“And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.” Joshua 3:3
The Israelites were about to cross over Jordan into the Promised Land. Joshua instructed the people to wait until they saw the ark being carried by the Levites, and then they were to follow it.
Why? Because they had not passed this way before, and they needed to know the way to go. Joshua told them to sanctify themselves because the Lord was going to do wonders among them.
As the priests stepped into the flooded Jordan, God rolled the waters back, and the priests stood still on dry ground, until all the people had passed over.
Our future may be uncertain, waters of difficulty may spread out before us, but God knows the way. If we just keep our eyes on Him and step out in faith as His Spirit leads, we will make it safely through. The Lord will do wonders in our lives.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, as we face challenges and difficulties, help us to keep our eyes on you, and go forward trusting and believing you to lead us to victory.
Devotion by Anne Johnston