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Joshua 5.13 ? And it came to pass when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a man before him with his sword drawn in his hand. And Joshua went to him, and said to him: "Art thou for us, or for our enemies?"
14 And he said, "No; for as captain of the army of Jehovah am I now come". Then Joshua fell upon his face to the earth, and worshipped, and said to him, "What saith my lord unto his servant?"
15 And the captain of Jehovah's army said to Joshua, "Loose thy sandal from off thy foot: for the place whereon thou standest is holy." And Joshua did so.
How often we claim the Lord is for us, or on our side in an issue! Joshua had to learn that the man with the drawn sword he saw was not taking sides, but coming as the captain of Jehovah's host. Joshua's place was to fall on his face to the earth, and to ask "What saith my lord unto his servant?"
A sense of the holiness of the ground we stand on becomes us, not claims of the Lord being for us, and not for others.