Monday, February 12, 2018

P O W E R F U L    T E A M M A T E
Joshua 5:13-14


Have you ever had a teammate of whom you’d say, “I’m glad he’s on our team?  I really don’t want to be his/her opponent.”  There is a story in the Bible of just such a person.

In Joshua’s book of history at chapter 5 and verses 13 and 14 it reads, “Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand.  Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’  ‘Neither,’ he said, ‘but as commander of the army of the Lord I have come.’  Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, ‘What message does my Lord have for his servant?”

Joshua didn’t really understand to whom he was talking as he encountered this man.  It didn’t take long, however, for him to get a clear picture of who was the greater person.

It may be the same with you and your teammates.  After just a few practice sessions you probably knew who the superior athletes were.  Your probably saw right away who the leaders were.  With such people, it’s not a matter of them being for or against us; it’s more a matter of being sure we’re on their side.

In today’s competition, be sure to closely align yourself with your teammates and coaching staff.  They’re for you.  Be thankful them and the privilege you have of being on their team. I’m praying that we’re all with the commander of the Lord’s army.  He’s the ultimate victor.


Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 15:1-20
Acts 21:1-26
Psalms 35
Exodus 32-33