Joshua 5:9-12 – Eating the Crops of the Land

Joshua 5:9-12

9The LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away from you the disgrace of Egypt.” And so that place is called Gilgal to this day.

10While the Israelites were camped in Gilgal they kept the passover in the evening on the fourteenth day of the month in the plains of Jericho. 11On the day after the passover, on that very day, they ate the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain. 12The manna ceased on the day they ate the produce of the land, and the Israelites no longer had manna; they ate the crops of the land of Canaan that year.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the deep breath.
  • Bring your attention to the awareness of God’s provision for you.
  • Embrace this awareness.  
  • Remember how God was feeding and nurturing you in a time of need.
  • Do you recall the moment, the shift, when the veil was lifted and you were able to “eat the produce of the land”?
  • Gilgal means “circle of stones.”
  • Look for the circle of stones God has placed around you to name and to glorify God and your relationship.
  • What do these stones represent for you?
  • Pick up a stone and carry it in your pocket today to remind you to be aware of God’s provision for you today.
  • What is God’s message for you?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 31, 2019, the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year C)

  • Joshua 5:9-12
  • Psalm 32
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
  • Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

(c) 2019 The Rev. Dr. Lil Smith, DASD.  Permission to use in not-for-profit settings.  Please give credit to author.

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