Joshua 5-7

"Are you for us, or for our adversaries?"   And he said, "No; but I am the commander of the army of the LORD” (5:16-17).  As the Israelites were about to enter the Promised Land, Joshua saw a vision of a man with a sword who declared that he was the leader of God’s armies.  Most ancient groups claimed their own “tribal god,” but Joshua was reminded that the true God cannot be controlled or limited to any group.  The good news was that Israel’s hope was in the right place: the Creator of the universe.


We can rejoice that God’s love and His power are beyond our control, “too wonderful” for us to understand (Job 42:3).  His salvation is offered to anyone who calls on Him.