Joshua 5

“Are you for us, or for our adversaries?" (v13).  Joshua, about to lead the Israelites into enemy territory, was worried when he saw an unknown armed man.  The armed man turned out to be “the commander of the army of the Lord” (v14), and he was not on anyone’s side.  His goal was to re-orient Joshua to God Himself: “Take off your sandals … the place where you are standing is holy” (v15).  Joshua could not lead the Israelites well until he recognized God’s supremacy over all.
“And Joshua fell on his face and worshiped” (v14).  When we take our eyes off our battles and worship our powerful, merciful God, our vision is filled with Him and what He can do.