Joshua 3:15-16 (NIV)
15) Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
I don’t think it would be an easy thing to step into this river with this massive chunk of gold on your shoulders. The Jordan is a fast moving river and I have been told that at flood stage it is about a mile and a half wide.
Then God tells the priests to pick up that ark and go stand in it. Sometimes it seems easier to obey God in the big things but not the small. It is when we obey Him in the everyday things that our faith builds in Him and we have the greatest victories in our life.
Don’t eat the apple. Why is that so hard? Would it not have been better to live in the Garden, than have the rest of the miracles of the Bible where God has to deliver us?
– Pastor Jeffery Lane