Man of valor
Today’s Scripture Reading: : Joshua 6:2–3
Key Verse: Joshua 6:2–3a
And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all you men of war.”
Are you still fighting that “Jericho” in your life? Perhaps it reappears week after week because you have been looking at its walls and defenses with your physical eyes. You see how high it is, you have estimated its strength, and you have anticipated how much it could hurt you to assault it. That is the problem. Look through your spiritual eyes instead. See those walls totally crumbled and flattened by faith! See yourself advancing against your enemy with valor as a man or woman of war.
Your Jericho has not come down yet because you cannot see it in the spirit yet. Get the victory in your spirit first. Then, with eyes of faith, you will encircle that city of fear with faith and see the fortress of problems fall down through the power of Almighty God!
Lord Jesus, I have tired of reading about Jericho so many times because I do not want to deal with the very real Jericho in my own life. It is true: I have been building my faith in the strength of the problem instead of building my faith in You, Your Word, and Your supreme power. Today is the day I cross the river of fear and indecision to take the city I have feared for so long. In Your name, I win!