They’re finally there! The Israelites are ready to claim the Promised Land. They’ve been wandering and waiting for 40 years for this moment. All that separates them from the land that God is giving them is the Jordan River.
Joshua tells the priests to carry the Ark of the Covenant to the bank of the river and just step in. Step In?
The Bible also tells us that the Jordan river is at flood stage and is overflowing its banks. It’s a powerful, roaring river. And they were supposed to step in?
Couldn’t God just dry up a path first and then they could step in on dry land?
He could have but that’s not how he does these things. Over and over in the Bible, he asked his people for a step of faith FIRST and then they experienced his miracles and blessings in their lives. It’s the same with us. He asks us to respond to him in obedience even when we have no idea how he’s going to work this out for our good. After the obedience, we get to experience the ‘how much more’ he has for us.
Dear Father, please help our trust in you grow so that we can take the step of faiths you ask of us without worry and without doubt and without fear.