Day Sixty-Nine, Joshua 1-5
Today’s reading is one that is filled with lots of major significance for me, after last summer’s Beth Moore study that I did on believing God.
I wrote a post about it here.
Just to give a short recap of that, though, we have the Israelites cross over the Jordan and prepare to conquer the land of Canaan. Beth taught of the significance of the ark of the covenant going before the Israelites, parting the waters of the Jordan, as He was keeping His promise and fulfilling the covenant He had made with Abraham many, many years earlier. (Let me just say that God keeps His promises. Always. Can I get an amen?)
After they crossed the Jordan, they camped at Gilgal, where the men, who had not been circumcised, were circumcised. When they did this, the Lord said, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” That’s how this campsite got the name “Gilgal”—which sounds like the Hebrew word for “roll” or “circle”. Beth also taught that the Lord was the One who had brought the Israelites full circle. He made a covenant with Abraham many years ago, for them to be His people. But then they were in slavery for hundreds of years. But this day, the Lord has brought them back up out of slavery, as now THEY are preparing to conquer a land.