Today’s Tasting: Joshua 1–4: After Moses died, God told Joshua that it was time to take the people to the land He had promised them, and that He would be with them, and would not forget them. Joshua ordered the people to prepare to cross the Jordan River. He sent two spies to look at the land they were about to enter, especially the city of Jericho. They were at the house of Rahab, a prostitute, when the king of Jericho found out where they were. Rahab hid the men and told the king’s messengers that the men had left before the city gates closed for the night. Rahab asked the spies to save her family when the Israelites took over the city. They told her they would save her family, and then Rahab helped them escape from the city. The Lord had the people take the Ark of the Agreement ahead of them across the Jordan River and as they went across, the river stopped flowing and the people crossed on dry land. The Lord had them take twelve rocks from the river where they crossed as a reminder of what He had done there.
Today’s Nourishment: Do you sometimes feel like you are not good enough for God to have a special purpose for you? It is easy to look at other people who seem to be living a life more like the life you think you should have, and think that they must be more valuable to God. Today’s reading shows that God can use anyone. You don’t have to be perfect to do what God is asking you to do. Rahab was a prostitute, but God used her to keep his people safe in a foreign city.
Are there times when you felt you were not the person you should be so you must not have value to God? Remember that God loves each of us just as we are. He wants to see each of us be the best we can be. He wants us to grow closer to Him and learn from Him. Don’t hesitate to do what God is asking of you, no matter what your circumstances may be.
Tomorrow’s Delight: Joshua 5–8