“All the kings, thirty-one.” (12:24)
31 Kings are named which have been defeated by Joshua and the armies of Israel. It is an impressive list and demonstrates the resistance of a force against the will of God. In our lives, we also will meet many obstacles, both things and people which will openly resist and opposes the will of God for our lives. We must decide ahead of time whether we are going to co-exist with such opposition, or whether, under the hand of God, we will go out in faith and conquer. The nations of these kings occupied a variety of geographical terrain from mountains, to valleys, to rivers, to deserts. No two were identical. The enemies of God will come in all kinds of forms and guises, shapes and sizes. In Christ and by faith, we are equipped to combat them all from whatever quarter they come, of whatever form they take. Our God is not limited to defeating one type of enemy only; all of them are to become His footstool (Hebrews 10:13). Let us take heart and be of a good courage, as Joshua was, and overcome because He has given His enemies into our hands. None could stand against the Lord and against the man, or woman, chosen by God and standing in His name. Therefore, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10).
PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that no foe can stand against You.”