We continue in our topical studies today through the book of Joshua with a message to help us overcome the obstacles that come before us during this life that we live. We turn to chapter 5 verses 13-15 and we learn from Joshua’s story that obstacles can be turned into opportunities and sometimes all it takes is pulling off your sandal! Let’s listen in!
The Commander of the Army of the Lord
13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”
14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”
And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”
15 Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.
New King James Version (NKJV)
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