Today’s passage: Joshua 5:13-15
- The Commander of the army of the Lord is the LORD.
- He accepted worship.
- He required obedience.
- His presence required the same response as was expected of Moses at the burning bush. This was holy ground.
- Joshua would not properly lead Israel into the conquest of the Promised Land if his worship was not rightly placed.
- This conquest wasn’t first about Israel.
- This conquest wasn’t first about the Canaanites (Israel’s “adversaries”).
- This conquest was for the glory and purposes of the Lord.
Questions to consider:
- When God said “No” to being for Israel or her adversaries, He was declaring that Joshua (And everyone else) was for Him! Why would this apparent self-centeredness be terrible if we acted this way, but wonderful when God does? Who is God if He is not the Commander? What is the best thing that God can give us?
- Why is it so important to remember that we are God’s servants? What happens when we begin to think that God exists for our purposes?