Lord, we thank You that Your Son, Jesus, comes to us as more than our personal Saviour. He comes to us as the “commander of the army of the Lord” (Joshua 5:14). We thank You that “Christ, the Royal Master, leads against the foe.” We thank You that He leads us “on to victory.” Help us to be His faithful followers on His pathway of victory.
We thank You, Lord, that victory comes from You – “I have handed Jericho over to you” (Joshua 6:2). Help us to receive Your victory by faith – “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down” (Hebrews 11:30). We don’t achieve this victory in our own strength. You give us Your promise of victory. Help us to believe Your promise – to receive the victory as Your gift, to stand upon Your promise and claim the victory that You give to us.
Help us, Lord, to take sin seriously. The world tells us that it doesn’t matter how we live. Your Word tells us that it does matter how we live. Help us to think about our way of living. Help us to be honest with ourselves – to be honest with You: Are we living to please ourselves – or to bring glory to You?
Help us, Lord, to do Your work in Your way – believing Your promise and obeying Your command (Joshua 8:7-8). How are we to do Your work in Your way? We must read “all that is written in Your book” – the strong warnings that call us back from the way of sin, and the precious promises that lead us on in the way of holiness.