Bible Talk With Jessica – Day 82

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Welcome to Bible Talk with Jessica! Anyone else start singing – Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho. Joshua fought the battle of Jericho and the walls came tumbling down? No, just me? I didn’t grow up in church, but being a part of kids church and listening to Veggietales for years, I did pick up a song or two and I cannot help but sing them whenever I read the scripture they are based on!

Let’s get started!

Please note – I am not a pastor. I have had no bible training, gone to bible school, or anything like that. I do not consider myself a bible scholar at all. I am just someone who loves the Lord, loves reading the bible, and would love to talk with others about it. This is a place for me to do that. We may not agree on everything I post. I ask that all comments remain polite, and honoring to the Lord. I am just here sharing what the Lord lays on my heart, what I’ve learned, and what jumps out at me as I read. I hope you’ll join me in reading your bible as well and share what you’ve learned!

Scripture Reading for Today

Joshua 3:1 – 6:27

Verse of the Day

And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.

joshua 3:7

Bible Talk

The Lord told Joshua that He wanted to make sure that Israel knew that God was with him. He wanted them to know that this was their new leader, and with God’s help they would get to the promised land.

For some reason my heart kind of settled on this verse for a minute. I started thinking about myself, and wondered if people could see God in me? Does my conduct make it obvious that I am a child of God? When I am in public, or around my family, can they see the light that is within me? Or do I act one way around church people and another around everyone else.

I can’t even tell you why this even came to mind except to say it was the prompting of the Holy Spirit. And that happens when we read scripture. That’s the point of reading – so the Holy Spirit can convict us of things we need to work on. And Hallelujah for that!

I think the answer to my previous questions are – not always. I don’t always conduct myself in a way that makes it clear I am a child of God. I’m not perfect, and sometimes I slip back into old habits. Laugh at things I laughed at before I was saved. Say things I shouldn’t say. Do things I shouldn’t do. And let me say, I was saved as an adult. There are things I did before I was saved that I am totally ashamed of. But how easy is it for me to slip back into those old ways? Easier then I’d like to admit.

And so, I need to work on that. Maybe you do too, and maybe you don’t. I guess for today, I needed to be reminded that people need to see the Lord is with me, just as the Israelites saw that God was with Joshua. The only way that’s going to happen is if I act like God is with me. If I conduct myself in a Godly manner. I hope you’ll join me in this.

What did you learn from today’s reading?