God’s Reputation Precedes Him – Josh. Chpt 2

Have you heard the phrase, “your reputation precedes you”? We use it to denote the fact that we are familiar with a person’s reputation long before meeting him or her. Well, it turns out that God’s reputation precedes him more often than not. The whole world knows of him, despite only a small minority actually knowing him personally.

One of our main points from last week was that Joshua & Co. knew what God had planned for them. They also knew the preordained outcome. If they obeyed God and took the land by force, God would drive out the Canaanites on their behalf. Guess what? The Canaanites knew that, too. How? Because they had heard the stories of what God had done in the past. God’s reputation was out there and well known, even among pagan nations that didn’t know him.

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