The time had come for Israel to enter, conquer, and occupy their Promised Land. Described as a land flowing with milk and honey, it was also the major trade route at that time. Situated between Egypt and Mesopotamia, Canaan was significant because it was utilized by both empires for business and international relations. Godâs will was for His people to be in the center of world affairs, where the nations could encounter them and be influenced by their lives. By Godâs design, the path which Israel took to enter the land led them to the Jordan River, which was impassable at the time. While there were other ways to get there, God called them down this road, which would bring them the confidence they needed to fully obey Him. Joshua received instructions for the priests to carry the Ark of the Covenant into the flooded river. The promise was that, once the priests put their feet into the water, God would open up the path for them to walk on dry ground. God was faithful and the people of Israel crossed the Jordan that day. While similar to the Red Sea experience, the Jordan River event teaches a different faith lesson. In the Red Sea event, God acted and then the people followed in faith. The Jordan River event called on the people to act in obedience and God would follow that action in power. The parting of the Red Sea was about deliverance, the crossing of the Jordan was about destiny. In the same way, God is leading His people to take steps of faith that will grow their confidence and put them in a position to influence others toward Godâs purposes.