Daily Encouragement

April 12 – Did Jericho really fall to Joshua’s army?

April 12
Joshua 5:1-7:15
Luke 15:1-32
Psalm 81:1-16
Proverbs 13:1

Joshua 5:2 – God commanded circumcision of Abraham for all of his descendants (Genesis 17:10). He reiterated to Moses that it be done on the eighth day (Leviticus 12:3). But the wandering Israelites had not obeyed. Just when you thought you had heard all of their sins….

Joshua 5:13 – During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was asked if God was on his side. Lincoln responded, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side.

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Joshua 6:20 – From Associates for Biblical Research, the leading scholarly, Bible-upholding archaeology ministry:

The battle of Jericho is one of the bloodiest episodes of the Old Testament. It’s a fantastic tale of victory through faith but is there any truth behind story? Archaeologist, Dr Bryant Wood, believes the physical evidence indicates the biblical account is true…

For Bryant Wood, Jericho is an archaeological puzzle waiting to be solved. On re-examining the evidence that was excavated, Wood, an expert in Canaanite pottery, dated its destruction to 1450 BC- the time of the Israelite conquest. But his investigation didn’t stop there, incredibly he also discovered evidence that he believes corroborates numerous aspects of the biblical version of events.

Joshua 7:6 – When Joshua faced a setback, he could have sent out a second force right away, but He turned to the LORD. Hezekiah tried to bribe his way out (2 Kings 18:14), Asa tried buying friends (2 Chronicles 16:7). Don’t go first to the natural answer, go to the Supernatural Answer!

Luke 15:2 – The dinner saga is escalating. Jesus didn’t just talk about eating with the second class citizens. He welcomed them near and ate with them!

Luke 15:20 – This is our Father! Who saw us smelling like pigs, but He had compassion, He ran to us, He kissed us, He has given us the best robe, the ring, the shoes, and is preparing a feast for us! (Revelation 19:6-9).

Luke 15:28-30 – John MacArthur preached a great message at a VCY Rally on this passage.

Psalm 81:10 – You can get a memorable recording of this verse and 32 other Scriptures from our friend Earl Martin for $7, or the whole set for $15.

Proverbs 13:1 – Listen and be wise!

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