Day Thirty – Gilgal – Circle
“…the king of the people of Gilgal, one.” Joshua 12:23 NKJV
Gilgal – means circle. Stemming from the Hebrew root word, galgal, which means a wheel, or a cartwheel used in the process of threshing or crushing grain, and a tool used to draw water from a well.
Lord, You are a God of seasons and times. In Your perfect order, the road turns back around to circle the story of where the people began.
As Joshua completed his appointed circle of time, he reminded the people as they came to the end of their journey with him, to “hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.” Joshua 23:8 NKJV
Joshua was circling back around to remind them of the faithfulness of God. “And you know in all your hearts…not one thing has failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you. Joshua 23:14 NKJV
In the place of their ending, the victory for the future would rely on their circling back around to remember the faithfulness and the Promises of God.
“All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.” Joshua 23:14 NKJV
I don’t know what season you are personally walking through, but as Joshua encouraged the people to remember, may we too be encouraged to circle back around and remember God faithful and He keeps His promises.
“God, your God, chose you out of all the people on Earth for Himself as a cherished, personal treasure…He did it out of sheer love, keeping the promises He made to your ancestors.”Deuteronomy 7:6-8 MSG
From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020
Photo by denisebalog©2011 – Memorial displayed outside The Knesset, Israeli (Parliament) building. Designed by artist David Palombo. It memorializes the fallen soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces. This artwork visually provokes the image of the crown of thorns Jesus bore on His head.