This is a familiar story to some, but people have very different perspectives on it. Taken as it is in the scriptures, the story of Jericho is in the Bible to teach us that God always keeps Gis promises – promises of grace and promises of judgment.
The story teaches us that God is faithful, holy, patient, merciful and righteous, gracious and just. No one can thwart God’s purposes in the world. He will work them out and no army, sea, river, or wall can stand in His way. We can be confident that God’s purposes will be accomplished in the world, in our nation, in our lives, for His glory and our good.
Three specific lessons we learn about God here – God’s power faithfully works for His people; God’s patient justice eventually destroys His enemies; God’s grace extends to anyone who will receive it.
Scripture: Joshua 5:13-6:27; Psalm 2; Ephesians 6:12-13; 1 Peter 5:8; Leviticus 18:24-25; Deuteronomy 18:10-12, 9:4-5; Exodus 23:33; Numbers 33:55; Deuteronomy 20:18; Genesis 15:13-14