Daily Devotional

Whose Side?


The new recruits relaxed in their barracks, talking casually. Suddenly the commander entered. Someone yelled, “Attention!” Immediately all conversation ceased as the recruits jumped to their feet. The presence of the commanding officer changed their posture and their speech.

Joshua had a similar experience. Near Jericho, he confronted a man who had a sword in his hand. Joshua asked whether he was friend or foe. The man replied that he was neither, but had come as commander of the Lord’s army. Immediately Joshua bowed in reverence, asking, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” (Josh. 5:14). Joshua’s ...

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