Oct 28, 2022
Joshua 2:1 — “And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.”
Joshua gives a powerful record of God’s protecting, preserving power. Verse 1 speaks of the two men chosen by Joshua to “view the land, even Jericho”. The logical question is, if God gave them the assurance of victory and the land for inheritance, why go view the land. Joshua had complete confidence in God to lead Israel to victory, as evidenced by his commission to the people. However, this did not indicate they were to close their eyes, plant their feet, and become defensive. When they entered into battle, they had to follow the military strategy, understand the possible implications of the conquest. To view the land was not evidence of unbelief but it showed the responsibility of displaying wise military strategy as to the manner and course of battle and then commit the manner to God. They (the two men) viewed the right place, Jericho, they were together in their mission, and they understood the outcome would be victorious. This is an element that is missing in so many lives, in churches and all over the world. The assurance of victory and blessing does not exclude us from the responsibility of planning, viewing and seeing. If you do what you can, God will do what you can’t. We are now challenged to view, plan and see our responsibility in this victory equation.