The big day finally arrived for Israel. They were crossing into the land that God had promised their ancestors. As they prepared to go forward through this open door, God tells them to have the priests carry the Ark first. The Ark represents the presence and power of God. God lays out a pattern for us to follow as we face situations and opportunities in life.
When the Ark went first, a pathway was made. The Israelites did not have to find their own way across the river, God made a way for them and He will make a way for you! The self-reliant will take matters in their own hands and try to forge ahead. The God-dependent person will not make a move unless God leads the way.
You may be facing big meetings, challenges, opportunities, don’t enter on your own. Let God’s presence and power precede you! In this way, your victory will be assured because your God is a mountain moving, sea splitting, river opening God.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Joshua 5:1-7:15; Luke 15:1-32; Psalm 81:1-16; Proverbs 13:1