Thursday, February 13, 2020


Bible Reading: Joshua 6:1-17 and Hebrews 11:30

Key Verse: Hebrews 11:30 – “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

Key Words: By faith the walls of Jericho fell

Jericho stood between Israel and Canaan. Jericho was a formidable obstacle. Scholars tell us it would have been a well-equipped military station with trained Roman legionnaires ready to do battle.

To Israel Jericho was insurmountable, but it’s in these situations that faith triumphs.

Secondly, it took complete obedience for the walls to fall. Every person did as they were commanded to do.

Thirdly, victory did not come immediately; they had to obey for seven days. But they did triumph because Israel had the faith to conquer right. They did things God’s way. They were faithful and God blessed.

One stormy night an elderly couple entered the lobby of a small hotel and asked for a room. The clerk said they were filled, as were all the hotels in town. “But I can’t send a fine couple like you out in the rain,” he said. “Would you be willing to sleep in my room?” The couple hesitated, but the clerk insisted. The next morning when the man paid his bill, he said, “You’re the kind of man who should be managing the best hotel in the United States. Someday I’ll build you one.” The clerk smiled politely. A few years later the clerk received a letter from the elderly man, recalling that stormy night and asking him to come to New York. A round-trip ticket was enclosed. When the clerk arrived, his host took him to the corner of 5th Avenue and 34th Street, where stood a magnificent new building. “That,” explained the man, “is the hotel I have built for you to manage.” The man was William Waldorf Astor, and the hotel was the original Waldorf Astoria. The young clerk, George C. Boldt, became its first manager.

It does pay to have faith in God, does it not?!

What to do:
✞ Remember, faith in God always results in faithfulness to God.

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