Today’s passage: Joshua 3:1-17
- God uses the miracle of heaping up the waters of the Jordan River to:
- Get the Israelites into the Promised Land.
- Show the nation that He was with Joshua just as He had been with Moses. (Think Red Sea…)
- Joshua takes the opportunity to remind the people that God is still among them and for them.
- The Ark served as a reminder of the presence and the covenant of God.
- Amazing facts:
- There would have been over 2 million people crossing the Jordan River that day.
- The waters were piling up into the air about 15-20 miles north of where Israel crossed over.
- The ground was dry…not muddy.
Questions to consider:
- Why didn’t God just have Israel make boats? What was His purpose for this miracle?
- What would the distance between the Ark and the location of the waters being stopped have taught Israel? Why was God able to stop the waters so far away? What is true about Him?
- How can these reminders of God’s omnipotence (Power), omnipresence (Everywhere present all the time), and faithfulness (He never abandons His people or His promises) encourage you to trust Him and follow Him today?