When all the kings of the Amorites beyond the Jordan to the west and all the kings of the Canaanites by the sea heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of Jordan for the Israelites until they had crossed over their hearts melted, and there was no longer any spirit in them because of the Israelites. Joshua 5:1

Rumors about the Israelites spread around the kingdom and the other nations started freaking out. Interestingly enough, if these nations really knew who this group of wanderers included, they likely wouldn’t have been so afraid. Most of Israel’s strong warriors had died in the wilderness.

Israel’s reputation rested not in who they were at that very moment in history but whose they were. The other nations didn’t fear Israel, they found themselves fearing Israel’s God.

South Fellowship serves the same God of the Israelites! And we are made distinguishable from others when we walk in his way and learn his heart.

What adjectives would you use to describe South Fellowship Church as a community? In what ways have you seen the reputation of our God on display?

By Yvonne Biel

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