As the story is retold here, it is pretty interesting the emphasis that is placed on the odds of the Israelites winning against the other nations in the Promised Land. Specifically, 11:4 says that the other nations came out with a horde of troops more numerous than the sand in the seashore, horses, and chariots. I don't know about you, but I'd be tempted to turn tail and run at the sight of this many in opposition; certainly the odds were against their victory. Thankfully Joshua didn't do as I would have done, and he followed the direction of the Lord to ultimate victory. What an incredible story! It doesn't matter what the odds are; God is capable of victory if that is His desire. The fact that the Israelites conquered these other people has nothing to do with their strength and everything to do with God's strength. This is a truth that permeates the entirety of the Bible.
You are here: / / By whose strength? (Joshua 11, 14:6-5)
Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.