The battle of Jericho was a huge test for Israel. They were not warriors, they had been slaves and workers. Now they were tasked with the daunting and fearful task of conquering the city and the people of Jericho.
If there is one warrior lesson you can learn from Joshua (and there are many) – this one is huge. What is the core spiritual teaching from these verses?
“Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?”
He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?”
The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.” – Joshua 5:13-15
Here’s a great one (it will take some looking and thinking):
“For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.”
– Hebrews 4:8