And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,…
Probably the majority of the people were moved by fear, but some feelings may have led some of the host to hasten, and other considerations others.
I. THE HASTE OF FEAR. This also leads to Canaan.
II. THE HASTE OF DILIGENCE. With so much to be done, each had need to remember, "the night cometh."
III. THE HASTE OF REVERENT OBEDIENCE. God does not work mightily and command urgently that men may move slothfully.
IV. THE HASTE OF COMPASSION. While the people tarried, the priests must wait. No man ever idles without expense and inconvenience to some one else.
V. THE HASTE OF UNCONSCIOUS INFLUENCE. The quick movement of a few would communicate itself to all. Our pace times that of our companion, and his that of others.
(D. G. Whitley.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,