A Beautiful Mystery


And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout, for the Lord has given you the city.” (Joshua 6:16 ESV)


Ugh, it’s hot. There’s a rock in my sandal. Why do we have to be quiet? Why are the priests blowing the rams’ horns? And the men up front are dressed for battle? What is Joshua thinking? We’ve been walking around Jericho for days. I don’t understand what we’re all doing here. I want water. How many times are we going to lap this wall? I’m bored.

Israel as a nation struggled a lot with trusting God. He proves His love, faithfulness and favor again and again to His people. Israel forgets His mighty acts quickly, struggling with consistent obedience. I can relate. We are all asked to walk in obedience towards something that glorifies Him and is for our good. What a beautiful mystery. There is no way to tell what lap we are on, what victory is awaiting us, mere steps away.  We do not know what the future holds, but we know Who holds us. Let’s get to steppin’. Pursue a righteous life—a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced. (1 Timothy 6:11-12 MSG)


Father, Thank You for leading me. I want to follow You all my days, so lead on. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Your Turn:

What is the “Jericho” He’s walking you around right now?

How can you encourage someone to keep walking in faith today?