So, earlier today I decided to make myself blog something every day. Now, it’s gonna be more than just writing some random ramblings and pictures (btw, I have a new blog devoted to my Challenge162 just for pictures), these things are gonna have some meaning behind. At least, that’s the idea.
Today’s topic: Joshua 5:13-15 NKJV
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.
Couple of things that I noticed in this passage:
1) God’s angel is neither for us or against us. He is for whomever God says he is for. There are several instances in the Bible where the Hand of God was with someone that wasn’t a Jew or even a Christian. God is fair and just and is not a picker of persons. You don’t have to be a Jew or a Christian to be used by God.
2) Joshua recognized him for who he said he was. It was proper in the days of Joshua to bow down in reverence to someone who was in authority over you and Joshua knew that.
3) One cannot stand on holy ground with shoes on. Another reference to the culture, and is still prevalent today. When one enters another’s home, they remove the shoes so that their feet can be cleaned and as a sign of respect. This is mentioned at least one other time in the Bible when Moses encountered the flaming bush.
Well, that my tidbit for today. Y’all have a great night and feel free to leave comments!