Day 105: On the Offensive

The Daily Word: Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Joshua 11:1-12:24
Luke 17:11-37
Psalm 84:1-12
Proverbs 13:5-6
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
So they went out, they and all their armies with them, as many people as the sand that is on the seashore in multitude, with very many horses and chariots. – Josh 11:4

The enemy seemed stronger than ever. Joshua and Israel were no longer facing just one city; they were now facing armies with, “…as many people as the sand that is on the seashore…with very many horses and chariots!” But when the enemy seems stronger than ever, we get to trust God more than ever. Joshua knew what we should know: our God cannot be defeated. The stronger our enemy seems, the stronger God will be on our behalf!

In response to the enemy’s strength, Joshua did not waver. He did not back down! Instead, he went on the offensive. He attacked all the more aggressively:

So Joshua and all the people of war with him came against them suddenly by the waters of Merom, and they attacked them. – Josh 11:7

Joshua was bold because he had confidence in God! And this bold confidence immediately paid off:

And the Lord delivered [His enemies] into the hand of Israel, who defeated them and chased them to Greater Sidon, to the Brook Misrephoth, and to the Valley of Mizpah eastward; they attacked them until they left none of them remaining. – Josh 11:8

Is the enemy turning up the heat? Go on the offensive. Make a decision to trust God more than ever before, and then go and fight back.

Prayer:

Father, give me the courage to go on the offensive! I know Satan wants nothing more than to see my paralyzed and afraid; but I refuse to show him what he wants to see. I will be bolder and stronger than ever, in Jesus’ name!

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