SCRIPTURE: Joshua 3:3-5
After 40 years of wandering in the desert, the Israelites are camped near the Jordan river about to enter the Promised Land –about to come into God’s promised inheritance of a homeland.
2 At the end of three days officers went through the middle of the camp.
3 They commanded the people, “As soon as you see the Lord your God’s chest [the ark] containing the covenant and the priests carrying it, march out from your places and follow it.
4 But let there be some distance between you and it, about three thousand feet. Don’t come near it! You will know the way you should go, even though you’ve never traveled this way before.”
5 Joshua said to the people, “Make yourselves holy! Tomorrow the Lord will do wonderful things among you.”