“The Joshua said to the sons of Israel, ‘Come here, and hear the words of the Lord your God’” (Joshua 3:9).
Life is filled with transitions. These chapters, 3 and 4, mark a significant transition for Israel; from forty-years of wandering to taking possession of their Promised Land. Transition means a new normal; that things will never be as they were. Therefore, we must keep listening to God. By listening, we discover the faith to continue on in obedience; in the realization that in journeying with God it is always a forward movement. It’s only as we lean forward in faith that the truth of his promises are recognized.