Which Bare The Ark Of The Covenant…
When the Lord, our God, makes a plan He leaves out no detail. Not only does He plan every detail of the Tabernacle of Moses, right down to the hardware, God also details how the armies of Joshua, along with the priests the Levities, are going to conquer other nations and how they will sanctify the land.
And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger, as he that was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel. And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law. ~ Joshua 9:33-34 KJB
Here we find God, once again, laying out all the details of the lives of His children. When will become to understand this is how our lives work? We find, here again, the Torah, the Old Testament, is pointing to the New Covenant in how the details are all in place. The details of our lives, basically, the number of steps to take from point A to point B and every aspect in between.
Jesus does the same thing but in a different way. Jesus explains that our lives, right down to the hair on our head is numbered and accounted for by God. Making us in the image of the Trinity God to serve Him and His children.
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. ~ Luke 12:6-7 KJB
And as bonus, Jesus even throws in “Fear not“. What is amazing to see and hear is the depth of fear that we all live with. Fear is worn like an old sweater. A sweater that is tattered and torn but fits so well we refuse to remove it. It has become part of our everyday landscape. It is the same as the Peanuts character Linus and his blanket.
When we follow the example of Joshua, or Moses and Aaron, and we listen for the Word of the Lord, our God, to speak and then follow the directions, we find that our life is transformed and we can prove that which is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. We can find this for our lives and the lives of those around us. We, like Joshua and the Levites we can walk without fear.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.