2 Kings 6:14-17
2 Corinthians 4:7
1 Kings 16:34
The battle for Jericho was not between the Israelites and the Canaanites but in reality God and his armies were not there to be idle spectators. God had delivered the city into Joshua’s hand. The greater the obstacle we face the greater need we have for God’s powerful presence.
The strategy did not make sense to the Isralites. But the bigger picture is that God is trying to show them and us that it is “Not by might nor by power, but by [his] spirit says the Lord of Hosts.” This is God trying to get us to realize that we need to trust him and believe that he will do what he says he will don no matter how crazy our part in the plan seems.
The city of Jericho fell not because of the army’s skill but because of the power of God.