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JOSHUA 3:9-17
It is a never-to-be-forgotten experience when we hear a promise of God and step out on it in faith
and then see God doing things on our behalf. The priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant
into the Jordan River saw God work.
It would not have been enough for them to have stood close to the edge of the water and to have
believed in the great ability of God to stop the flow several miles upstream and pile up the waters
as though there was a great dam there.
If we were asked, “Is God able to do such a thing?” we undoubtedly would answer yes. But if
each of us had to answer the question “Will God do this for me?” what would our answer be?
Every Christian is as precious in God’s sight as the people of Israel were precious in His sight.
What He promised them He did for them, and what He has promised you and me He will do for
us. If we step out in faith, God will work on our behalf.
The Israelites did not make the mistake at the edge of Jordan of merely reckoning on God’s
ability to do what He promised. They did not stand to see what God would do. When they
received their marching orders to go into the river and the priests led with the Ark, then the
waters parted. Those priests got their feet wet. That is the only way faith operates.
Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God (1 Cor. 2:5).
Theodore Epp

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