Over and over again as Joshua addresses the elders, heads, judges and officers of Israel, he reminds them of God’s protection and provision. It is specifically pointed out three times in just thirteen verses that the land the Israelites now possess is solely because God has gone before and fought for them.
- “. . .for it is the LORD your God who has fought for you” (vs. 3).
- “For the LORD has driven out before you great and strong nations” (vs. 9).
- “. . .since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, just as he promised you” (vs. 10).
Those verses brought to mind a similar sounding verse, Romans 8:31, which states: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” What an encouraging reminder to receive this morning that God is a fighting God for me and for you!
Over the years, how have you personally experienced God’s protection and provision? What’s one example of God “fighting for you”? How does knowing that God is for you make you feel? Tami
Source: Tami’s Blog