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December 31, 2017

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Reading along with us in Joshua? Here’s today’s reading:

Joshua 10 (ESV)

As soon as Adoni-zedek, king of Jerusalem, heard how Joshua had captured Ai and had devoted it to destruction, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were among them, he feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were warriors. So Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent to Hoham king of Hebron, to Piram king of Jarmuth, to Japhia king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying, “Come up to me and help me, and let us strike Gibeon. For it has made peace with Joshua and with the people of Israel.” Then the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered their forces and went up with all their armies and encamped against Gibeon and made war against it.....Continue Reading

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  1. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stopped in the midst of heaven and did not hurry to set for about a whole day. 14There has been no day like it before or since, when the Lord heeded the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel.

  2. Periodically the Bible does mention other books that where written that Chronicled the events in Israel’s history. And that shouldn’t be surprising when you consider all that God did for, with and through them. And for the Bible to refer to them as a validating source to reinforce the veracity of what we find in it is a good thing too.

    And what a great chapter to remind us that the battle belongs to the Lord. The Amorite kings do the best that they can to come up against a power greater than themselves that they do not understand and do not choose to submit to. If Israel had defeated single cities, what if numerous kings came against them? Such earthly thinking just doesn’t fit in God’s economy. Numbers don’t matter to a God that speaks things into creation. He can empower the Israelites to fight, He can throw the enemy into confusion, He can cast hail stones on them and make the sun stop in the sky. Nothing is too difficult for Him and the reason why He is worthy of our COMPLETE trust.

    And His judgement on these people in Canaan is complete. The evil they perpetuated most have been great. Everyone dies. You really don’t want to mess with Him.

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