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Do Not Fear, For I Am With You

Originally posted on Six Measures Of Barley:
? Recently, we got a security system for our house. My husband was really thrilled about the technology advancement behind it. He was excitedly explaining to me the features they provide and said, ” You can activate or deactivate the system anywhere from the world”. I listened to…

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Achan’s Sin Revealed

In the last study on the book of Joshua, we saw the defeat of the children of Israel at Ai. The Israelites moved from one camp to the next seeing God’s provisions and His mighty works…the crossing of Jordan- their victorious entry to the Promised Land, the fall of Jericho-their first conquest where God fought…

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The defeat at Ai

Defeat irrespective of how big or small it is, will always impact us…it tears down our confidence, it crumbles up our world and shrink our ability to dream and move forward. Sometimes defeat teaches us important lessons. Without failures and obstacles in the course of life…we may not learn to become overcomers, but the story of defeat…

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Choose The Narrow Way

In my Sunday school class, I  was teaching my kids about the first family of Adam and Eve. Though it’s a familiar story, I love to go beyond the story and tell them the deeper truths. And in my personal meditation on the topic , I wondered how different of a family might have been…

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The Storm before the Calm

We all go through difficult situations in our lives.  As much as we might wish to have an uncomplicated life, it doesn’t always happen that way.  But, if our trust is in the Lord, then He will see us through the situation. We often hear about the calm before the storm, but when we follow…

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Trade Your Ashes For His Beauty

and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise  instead of a spirit of despair.  They will be called oaks of righteousness,  a planting of the LORD  for the display of his splendor.…

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Fall of Jericho-Judgement and Grace

For today’s study let us focus on Joshua 6:15-27. The seventh day of circling around Jericho, as per the instructions given to Joshua, was carried out just like all the other days. But on the seventh day they walked seven times; seven quite rounds around the city of Jericho with the arc and priests carrying…