And the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all
Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses. (Joshua 3:7)
There is a special "Today" for everyone of us who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ. A
"Today" where God begins to exalt us for persevering and for being faithful to him.
That's what happened in the life of Joshua. Long years of being humble and faithful under
the Lord's watchful eyes. In the shadow of a great leader for many years, yet not rebelling
with others and trying to usurp authority. Not planning a coup to overthrow Moses, but
waiting patiently for the Lord, fighting the battles that he was entrusted with and having
faith that the God who called him was faithful and would be with him at all times.
The Bible says,
No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God who
judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. (Psalm 75:6,7)
When God began to exalt Joshua, the Israelites truly realized that God was with Joshua as
he was with Moses.
For Joshua, God often pronounced miracles and victories even before Joshua dealt with the
problems. Here are a few examples:
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with
its king and its fighting men. (Joshua 6:2)
The LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them(the five kings of the Amorites - the
kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon); I have given them into your
hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you." (Joshua 10:8)
When God's time of exalting Joshua came, it truly could be seen by all. God exalts us in his
ways and at his time. If we wait patiently and are faithful to him, we will experience the
same..... in our work place, in the ministry or in any sphere of our lives.