After over 400 years of promise, Israel crossed over the Jordan on into the Promised Land. They then come to the seemingly secure city of Jericho. They followed the instructions of the Lord, and they were able to achieve Godâs promises. After these miracles delivered into their hands, Israel comes to Ai.
Israelâs defeat at Ai was a humiliating one. Each of us will face an Ai in our lives. Life is full of setbacks. The secret to life is overcoming the daily challenges and setbacks. Our scripture text contains the keys to dealing with setbacks and overcoming lifeâs adversities.
Godâs first words to Joshua after he had his pity party are GET UP! The next thing He said is that Joshua had to face his problem. Living in denial is not an answer to lifeâs trouble. It is only when we are able to face our problems that we are equipped to make changes. God then tells Joshua that not only does he have to face his problem, but he has to find the root cause of it. When they found the cause, then he had to erase it. Once Joshua had done that, God instructed him to return to Ai for a victory.
Face It Trace It Erase It Replace It.
Scripture Text: Joshua 7:1-14 Message Title: When a setback becomes a setup for a comeback Speaker: Mark Hughes Running Time: 43 Min 4 Sec
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