…in all, thirty-one kings.
Joshua has to lead the Israelites through many battles to possess the promises of God. And even in this we are told there was still much land to be taken (Joshua 13:1).
The truth is we often focus on one battle and give it all our focus and attention. And so we should. Yet it is never just one battle, we face. After one battle, what do we encounter? Another! The truth is there are many more battles still where that one came from!
But this should not discourage us. Rather it should remind us to remain sober-minded, humble and reliant on the Lord. In the battle we are prepared for greater battles still.
The battles are many, but they are worth it. Each battle defeats “a king”, a false idol or principality that would rule in the place of Jesus. With each battle won, another false king is removed from our life, family, community, business, ministry.
As we progress on the battlefield of the Christian life, the victories get greater. Not for our glory, although we benefit. But for the glory of our Lord who, with each victory, occupies a greater space and greater place in our life, family, community, business or ministry.
PRAYER: Lord, rule and reign in me. I love Lord and ask you to come and take your rightful place in my heart and life. In Jesus name, Amen.