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2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

For forty years, the Israelites walked in circles in the wilderness. God planned to take them straight from Egypt to the Promised Land, but their unbelief and disobedience left them wandering.

Joshua’s first task in the Promised Land was to take another walk. This walk, though, was one of faith and obedience. When we walk by faith, we make progress. When we walk in our own carnality, we create work and frustration.

As we take another lap, our Jericho may be the same stubborn issue that needs to be solved, but something begins to happen. We are not the same people that we were on that last lap.

Every day, we are just a little stronger. We are just a little wiser. We are learning to lean more on a faithful God. His Word is growing in us. Our legs are stronger. Our faith is bigger. A shout is building in our lungs. Every step becomes one of progress when we walk in obedience to God’s will.

Even if our enemies scoff at us from the top of the wall. Even if they tell us how ridiculous we look. We are not walking blindly; we are in step with God Almighty. Just keep watching.

Jericho, He has given you to me. Jericho, He has promised me a victory. Jericho, your days are numbered. Jericho, you may be greater than me, but you are no match for the One Who lives in me. One step closer to victory!


May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. We serve a God Who is greater! May you walk in faith, knowing that every step leads you closer to victory. Be strong and courageous in Jesus’ name!

Today's Bible Reading: 

Old Testament

Isaiah 12:1-14:32

New Testament 

2 Corinthians 13:1-14

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 57:1-11

Proverbs 23:9-11



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