Today’s Walk in the Word

Unlikely People in Unlikely Places

By Joe Barnett / May 26, 2014 / Comments Off on Unlikely People in Unlikely Places

She found herself working in a field belonging to Boaz.                                                              —Ruth 2:3 You do what you have to do. For Ruth that meant scavenging the […]

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Have It Your Way

By Joe Barnett / May 23, 2014 / Comments Off on Have It Your Way

In those days … everyone did as he saw fit.                                    —Judges 17:6 Micah was less than a son should be and his mother less than a mother should be. She hired a silversmith to cast an idol for […]

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God’s Promises Never Fail

By Joe Barnett / May 22, 2014 / Comments Off on God’s Promises Never Fail

Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.                                                 —Joshua 23:14 Have you ever boarded an airplane without knowing the pilot? Climbed into the back seat of a taxi without knowing […]

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Take That First Step

By Joe Barnett / May 21, 2014 / Comments Off on Take That First Step

How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land?                        —Joshua 18:3 Two things must be done to achieve success and happiness. You must let go of the past. There is nothing you can do to change it. You may […]

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Big Mistake

By Joe Barnett / May 20, 2014 / Comments Off on Big Mistake

(They) did not inquire of the Lord.                       —Joshua 9:14 They lived just twenty-five miles down the road, but lied and said they had come from a distant land and wanted to make a treaty of peace. Their worn-out sandals, threadbare clothes, cracked wineskins, and […]

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Believe Him

By Joe Barnett / May 19, 2014 / Comments Off on Believe Him

I have delivered Jericho into your hands.                                      —Joshua 6:2 God didn’t say, “I will deliver,” but “I have delivered.” They had to wonder about that. Jericho was a walled city—and they were on the outside of the […]

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By Joe Barnett / May 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Courage

Be strong and courageous.            —Joshua 1:9 Life is a mixture of joy and sorrow. You have good days and bad days. Victories and defeats. Times when you feel good and times when you don’t. What sets courageous people apart is that they refuse to give up. They stumble. Fall. Get […]

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God is with You

By Joe Barnett / May 15, 2014 / Comments Off on God is with You

I will never leave you nor forsake you.                          —Joshua 1:5 “Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). With those three sentences God sealed Joshua’s commission to lead […]

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Trust in the Lord

By Joe Barnett / May 14, 2014 / Comments Off on Trust in the Lord

You did not trust him or obey him.                 —Deuteronomy 9:23 Shammua, Shaphat, Igal, Palti, Gaddiel, Gaddi, Ammiel, Sethur, Nahbi, Geuel. Do you recognize those names? Probably not. How about these two? Joshua and Caleb. Yep, you know them. Add the first ten to the last two and you […]

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Forgetting the Lord

By Joe Barnett / May 13, 2014 / Comments Off on Forgetting the Lord

You will forget the Lord your God.              —Deuteronomy 8:14 God pummeled Pharaoh with plagues until he released the Israelite slaves. That was just the beginning of his blessings to Israel. He orchestrated their Red Sea escape, protected them from fierce enemies, provided water and food, and clothes that didn’t […]

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