Project Bible 365 Day 44 Jericho’s Walls Came Tumbling Down
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For myself from a personal perspective, the Bible is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. Often times though people dismiss the scriptures and the events in the Bible and just say it’s rather old ancient scriblings and in no way can it be applied to our lives today. Some people even go as far to say that the Bible means absolutley nothing because those are just “stories” that don’t have any particular action, adventure, romance or intrique within it’s sacred pages. The only thing I can say to that is, what part of the Bible does not interest people and why?
The Bible can answer every question that Man has ever had since the beginning of time. The Bible is full of action, adventure, miracles love and romance. The Bible has more stories and reality more than any Shakespeare playwright. The Bible has more romance than most Daniel Steele and Nicholas Sparks novels. If it’s love that a person seeks when tying to find a reason to read the Bible examine the story of Jacob, Laban and Rachel.
Genesis 29:18-30King James Version (KJV)
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
That is an example of one of the stories that are in the pages of the Bible. Now for the main event. The battle of Jericho and it’s stone walls crumbling.
Joshua 6:2-15King James Version (KJV)
2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord.
7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the Lord.
8 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns passed on before the Lord, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them.
9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.
11 So the ark of the Lord compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord.
13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the Lord, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
After the death of Moses, Joshua would lead the Isrealite nation through a series of wars, hanging five rival kings up on a tree. Joshua would assume command after the death of Moses for 28 years, and in the span of 28 years, he bravely battled countless nations as they fought their way onward to the promiseland.
This concludes Project Bible 365 Day 44, Jericho’s Wall Came Tumbling Down
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