After crossing the Jordan they circumcised all those born in the wilderness (by then all those who had been alive when Moses led the Jews from Egypt had died out) They they celebrated Passover and the manna stopped once they began to eat from the Canaanites’ crops. An angel tells Joshua to take off his sandals for he was standing on holy ground. It’s holy for it will be the site of triumph for God’s people.
The Amorite and Canaanite kings were all already afraid of the God of Israel, but this latest miracle “paralyzed them with fear” and they lost heart. Before the Lord will give Jericho over to them, however, he tells Joshua that they must reestablish covenant ceremonies. They must make themselves holy and purified.
How has the Lord gone to battle on my behalf? Do I recognize that “place” as holy? I must stop…
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