Joshua was given his instructions about bringing down the wall of Jericho. He had to decide to follow the instructions as well as lead his people. In those six days they marched around Jericho, they were instructed not to say a word. These are warriors used to fighting with swords and using their whole being to intimidate their opponents. These instructions had to go completely against their warrior natures. As we read further in this chapter, we learn at the sound of the trumpet, the people gave a loud shout and the wall did collapse.
Questions for further thought:
1. Are you a better leader or follower? Explain
2. How would you describe yourself in following through with tasks?
Challenge: It is hard to be the leader giving difficult or painful directions. Examine your past behavior. Do you make it easier or harder for your leader when you are given tough instructions?
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