• Judah A

Beating Your Head?

At times I feel like I can relate with this man in the picture. Then I remember the strange thing God did with His plan for the battle of Jericho.

He told Joshua to have the armed men march around the city once each day, for six days. The priests were to carry the ark, blowing trumpets, but the soldiers were to keep silent.

On the seventh day, the assembly marched around the walls of Jericho seven times. Joshua told them that by God’s order, every living thing in the city must be destroyed, except Rahab and her family. All articles of silver, gold, bronze and iron were to go into the Lord’s treasury.

At Joshua’s command, the men gave a great shout, and Jericho’s walls fell down flat! The Israelite army rushed in and conquered the city. Only Rahab and her family were spared.


At times, we must rest in God’s plan and have faith that He has all things in His hand. Joshua felt unqualified for the monumental task of taking over for Moses, but God promised to be with him every step of the way, just as he had been for Moses.

This same God is with us today, protecting and guiding us.

— By Judah Ayling