The Lord instructed Joshua to memorialize the miraculous crossing of the Jordan River on dry ground by appointing representatives from each of the twelve tribes to carry a stone from the midst of the Jordan riverbed to Gilgal beyond the western shore. In this way, the stones would be sign to the generations to follow. In addition, Joshua had the people set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan before the waters returned. When the priests came up from the riverbed, the waters of the Jordan returned and once again overflowed the banks. Thus, Joshua’s authority was permanently established among the people.
Reading of Joshua 4
Prayer: Lord, I thank You that You have demonstrated that Your hand is mighty and that we should fear You forever. You have accomplished great things for Your people, and all Your ways are righteous and true.
Meditation passage for today: verses 14, 24
Taken from "Handbook to Scripture—365 Key Chapters of the Bible"