But the Lord said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors. You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days. Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram’s horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns. When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams’ horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town.”
Joshua 6:2-5 NLT
Obedience can be the most difficult thing, especially when I cannot see the reason behind it. Just being obedient once a day for seven days, how difficult can that be? But it’s too easy to forget or to question why.
Well, maybe the answer to the question why is a list of the things I will miss if I’m disobedient.
If the Israelites had disputed the order to March round Jericho for 7 days, which must have seemed extremely odd to them, they would not have overcome and the city would have been a constant problem. They were obedient and they won.
Once a day for seven days, that’s all it takes to move on, to get rid of problems. When God tells me to do something I should just do it obediently.