Though Joshua was the commander who led the campaign against thirty-some kings successfully, and they all saw how they had witnessed everything God has done for them to all those nations, he still is confessing that it was the Lord their God who fought for them!
- What could we observe the way God had guided them through the process of their campaign? See also Jos 3:15-16 Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
- What must have they learned the way God had fought for themselves? See also Jos 6:20-21 When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city. They devoted the city to the LORD and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it–men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.
- What has God commanded them to do that they might learn who God is as well as What God was doing among them? See also Ex 12:13-14 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
- What have you lately observed the way God has done as you remember?
- How do you want to respond to God who fought for yourself?