Joshua 6:15-21

The idea of these little devotionals is simple. I want to approach scripture with the understanding that God is speaking. I’m reading through the Bible and listening for God to ask me questions. I expect these questions to be fairly open-ended and plan to carry them in my mind throughout the day. I’ll share these questions with you in the hope that you find them challenging and helpful.

Joshua 6:15-21
15 On the seventh day they rose early, at the dawn of day, and marched around the city in the same manner seven times. It was only on that day that they marched around the city seven times. 16 And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout, for the Lord has given you the city. 17 And the city and all that is within it shall be devoted to the Lord for destruction.[b] Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent. 18 But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it. 19 But all silver and gold, and every vessel of bronze and iron, are holy to the Lord; they shall go into the treasury of the Lord.” 20 So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city. 21 Then they devoted all in the city to destruction, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys, with the edge of the sword.

From this passage I hear God asking me:
What kind of God do you think I am?
Consider the marching, the 7 days, the horns, the shouting. (vs. 16-17)
-Consider the prostitute. (v. 17)
-Consider the destruction. (v. 17)
-Consider the personal restrictions. (v. 18)

Consider the silver, gold, bronze and iron. (v. 19)
-Consider the walls. (v. 20)
-Consider the bloodshed. (v. 21)
What do these things tell you about me?
Am I the kind of God you thought I was?
Am I the kind of God you wanted?
What kind of God do you think I am?


Is God asking you anything more, or anything different?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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