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Monumental Faithfulness


Joshua 3:1-4:24

Imagine what it must have been like walking along the road at Gilgal one afternoon and coming upon the altar with the 12 stones.

“Wonder what that is.”
“You mean you don’t know? That’s the altar set up by Joshua. Those stones came right up out of the Jordan.”
“All by themselves?”
“No. Twelve men picked them up and carried them.”
“Say what? From the bottom of the sea?!?”
“Yep. God parted the water just like he did for Moses. Aren’t you listening to the stories everyone is telling??”

The stones were set up to commemorate what God had already done. And He was planning to do more. Joshua wanted the people to remember God’s faithfulness in the past and be reminded that God would continue to be faithful in the future.

We also must remember and tell the world of His faithfulness.

Do we listen to and see and tell the stories that are all around us? When we are in the midst of chaos, tragedy, confusion — when we are not sure what is up ahead — it's easy to forget who we serve and what God has done for us in the past. The evidence of His faithfulness is all around us if we just take time to remember.


  • How has God shown faithfulness to you in the past? What are you willing to do to get ready for what God has in store for us now?
  • In Joshua 3:5, Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” Are you just standing by wondering what’s going on or are you going to consecrate and celebrate?

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