Today's first reading suggests that the Hebrews had lapsed in some of the important rituals of their faith, including circumcision and perhaps even Passover. Before they can inhabit the Promised Land, they have to reclaim the full practice of their faith.
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The second selection tells the famous story of the capture of Jericho -- subject of the well-known gospel song, "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho."
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If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Joshua 6-10 today.