Joshua 5: 9-12

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” So the place has been called Gilgal to this day.

On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, theĀ Israelites celebrated the Passover. The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain. Manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate of the produce of Canaan.

A Thought

After forty years of travel in the dessert, Joshua finally lead the Israelites who remained faithful into the Promised Land. They camped at Gilgal where Joshua placed twelve stones that he had taken out of the River Jordan that God had dried up so his people could cross on dry land. These stones were to be a reminder to all generations that theĀ Lord is powerful and they should always fear God. Then the people born in the desert were circumcised and after healing they all celebrated the Passover. The Manna in the dessert was replaced by unleavened bread. Both were a type of Christ, the bread of life for the Israelites.

Our Prayer

Father thank you that you are faithful and have always provided for your people. Help us to always remember the many miracles that you preformed for your people in the dessert and your gift of your Son Jesus Christ for all the world to receive forgiveness and a right relationship with you. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.