Remember, in His Word, God has:

  • Something to see – what does the text say
  • Something to understand – what does it mean
  • Something to apply – what does it mean to me
  • Something to praise – for what are you thankful?

(1) Through the Bible

Day 1: Judges 5, 6Day 4: Judges 11, 12
Day 2: Judges 7, 8Day 5: Judges 13, 14
Day 3: Judges 9, 10Day 6: Judges 15, 16

This week’s theme from Joshua 6 is conquest as we cover the fall of Jericho. The passage really starts at the end of chapter 5 so I have included 5:13-15 when Joshua comes face to face with the commander of the army of the Lord. I am inclined to believe this is an encounter with the pre-incarnate Christ as Joshua is not rebuked to worshipping this “commander” and the reference to ‘holy ground’ echoes what the Lord says to Moses in Exodus 3:5 from the burning bush. As you work through Joshua 6 consider the interesting patterns and typology presented. We see again promise/fulfilment and command/obedience themes, plus the frequency of the number 7 (and the 6 plus 1) accentuates the idea of the Promised Land being a new creation, or new Eden.

(2) Key Passages

Day 1: Joshua 5:13-15Day 4: Joshua 6:15-21
Day 2: Joshua 6:1-7Day 5: Joshua 6:22-27
Day 3: Joshua 6:8-14Day 6: Romans 8:31-39

(3) Key Verses

Day 1: Joshua 5:13-15Day 4: Joshua 6:5-7
Day 2: Joshua 6:1-2Day 5: Johsua 6:20
Day 3: Joshua 6:3,4Day 6: Romans 8:31

(4) Pre-readers (in the translation of your choice, quoted below from the NLT)

“So the Lord was with Joshua, and his reputation spread throughout the land.”

Joshua 6:27