And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days……. And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.
Joshua 6:3, 10 KJV
Until we meet Joshua face to face, we can only ruminate on why he was here alone. We think, he was not just on a spy mission, he was looking for answers with God. Moses was dead. That’s the God he knew before now. You can’t lead millions of people, about to enter a strategic battle without knowledge. He needed insight with foresight despite his hindsight. In a blog article in 2015, one writer says: ” Clarity and foresight are essential leadership characteristics. Organizations and teams need leaders who can see clearly in the midst of confusing organizational and environmental realities”. The writer was not in a battle situation, but the principles for progress are the same. Another writer says that, ” Foresight is a characteristic that enables the servant-leader to understand the lessons from the past, the realities of the present, and the likely consequence of a decision for the future. It is also deeply rooted within the intuitive mind”. Now, its clearer. Then God gave him the blueprint of silence…..silence? Yes silence to win. Sometimes we talk too much. God wanted quietness while the angels worked. They were just to walk around, tightening the noose on the walls, while the angels pushed. Sorry, that was me. I got excited. When you get your strategic foresight from God, the enemy will not defeat your plans. Every leader needs this.