What’s Your Hurry?


Joshua 4:1-18

Four dedicated priests of God, carrying the Ark of God, walked toward the raging, flood stage waters of the Jordan, then suddenly, when; “the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, …the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap…” (3:15-16).

Oh what faith it took for them step into the Jordan and then what faith it took for them to stand still in the midst Jordan, for what one man estimated to be at least 8 hours until all Israel passed over. Their faith was greatly tested as verse 10 states that; “the people hasted and passed over.”

What was their hurry? Why did they hurry on by these men of God and the Ark of God, which represented the presence of God? Many probably did so in fear, not trusting that God would hold back the water, others probably succumbed to peer pressure, because everybody else was doing it, and others probably did so because it made good earthly sense to hurry. Perhaps some just wanted to take possession of their inheritance ASAP.

But what’s your hurry? Why are so many people hurrying on by the things of God, and the faithful people of God, and ignoring the presence of God today? What about you; are you walking or running? Have you allowed the world to set your pace and now you’re out ahead of God without realizing it and, like the Israelites, you have passed right on by the priests and the presence of God? Who is setting the pace of your walk?

Please take the challenge recorded in the 46th Psalm, verse 10; “Be still, and know that I am God…” Stop, look, and listen; Stop; put on the brakes for a moment; Look; look to the Lord for His direction; and Listen; to the still small voice of God and then recommit yourself to walking with Him.

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