Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Split the Jordan?

I was reading on Rahab today & came across the part in Joshua 3:17

"The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground"

So, we always hear the story of Moses parting the Red Sea & see drawings of & paintings & even references about Moses today (remember Bruce Almighty & the tomato soup?)

Reading on - it even mentions in Joshua the references to Moses & the Red Sea & even says in 4:23-23

"The Lord your God did to the Jordan just what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. He did this so that all the people of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful & so that you might always fear the Lord your God."

Curious - I wonder why is this "parting of water" never referred to like Moses story? Is it not as remarkable because its been done before? Maybe its just me - have you heard this story of the crossing of the Jordan often?


  1. I love this scripture! Notice that God didn't split the waters until the priests actually put their feet into water. They had to show faith first. Then, the Lord took it from there! Love it!!!

  2. I've never heard this story. I'm going to read it tonight.

  3. I'm with Junior - love it. It shows that the power was GOD - not Moses. The ark was with them - therefore, GOD was with them...even though Moses was not allowed to cross into the "promised land."


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