Today’s Scripture: By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. Hebrews 11:30

Recently, we read about how archaeological evidence backs up the Biblical account of the Hebrew conquest of Jericho. Today’s Scripture tells us that it was by faith that the walls fell. At first this might not seem to make sense – how did faith cause the walls to fall?

God had given the children of Israel instructions that, on the surface, just did not make sense. But they followed through on those instructions – by faith. In Hebrews Paul tells us that faith is “…the evidence of things not seen.” The children of Israel could not foresee the walls falling, but they faithfully followed God’s instructions, and the result was exactly what God said it would be.

Do you have a “spiritual wall” that you’re facing in life? Often we face those high walls and think that there is no way we can get over them. Through God we can have victory if we will take Him at His word and follow Him in faith. God is the same today as He was back then. Just as the real Jericho fell, your “Jericho” can also be conquered. Trust that God can supply the victory!

Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.