Monday, July 9, 2012

Mon., 7/9/12 Devotion (Josh. 11:7)

Today's encouragement comes from Joshua 11:7, which says this:

"So Joshua and all the people of war with him came against them sud-denly by the waters of Merom, and they attacked them."

What is neat about this verse, is that Joshua took the battle *to* God's enemies. He did not wait for them to attack him. Joshua and his army were greatly outnumbered by a vast host of Canaanite forces that were determined (if possible) to wipe him out. But, because of God's grace, Joshua was invincible.

Therefore, the church today should be encouraged to go on the of-fensive, too. We are the ones with the message of life (in Jesus). Let us not be timid, nor idle. The spoils of victory await.

[Puritan quote of the day: "If there remains some filth and unclean-ness still in our hearts, it should teach us to long for heaven, when our sanctification shall be made as perfect as our justification is."
--Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "Hope"]