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Tuesday, December 15 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after the people had marched around them for seven days.​—Heb. 11:30.


Sue Flay

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Tuesday, December 15

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after the people had marched around them for seven days.—Heb. 11:30.

 

The Israelites were commanded not to attack Jericho but to march around the city once a day for six days and seven times on the seventh day. Some soldiers may have thought, ‘What a waste of time and energy!’ But Israel’s invisible Leader knew exactly what he was doing. Not only did his strategy strengthen the faith of the Israelites but it also spared them direct confrontation with Jericho’s mighty warriors. (Josh. 6:2-5) What can we learn from this account? We may not at times fully comprehend the reasons for new initiatives put forth by the organization. For example, we may at first have questioned the use of electronic devices for personal study, in the ministry, and at the meetings. Now we likely realize the benefits of using them if possible. When we see the positive results of such advancements despite any doubts we might have had, we grow in faith and unity. w18.10 23 ¶8-9

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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The Israelites receives the wisest advice to attack Jericho that comes from Jehovah but they didn't comprehend how will they win in that war. Today, even though we don't see ourselves following the organization, we still faithfully follow. The faith we have just keeps growing as we now see the positive results not just in ourselves but as an organization.

All glory and praises goes to Jehovah :) 

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I plan to use this account for a meeting for service next week.

 

The soldiers were men of action and this was the first city they were to conquer, they were no doubt impatient and wanted action. They may have expected results the first day, then the second day, they may have thought it was a waste of time. But the 7th day sealed Jehovah's name and reputation in a way no one could have imagined, much more than just a battle would have done.

 

How do we feel about our preaching? Making phone calls, writing letters? Is it a waste of time? Are we impatient for results? Are we in the figurative 6th day..?

CAUTION: The comments above may contain personal opinion, speculation, inaccurate information, sarcasm, wit, satire or humor, let the reader use discernment...:D

 

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