Joshua 10-12, 1 Corinthians 2
5so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.-ellie
This passage puts on display the powerful hand of God in the judgment of wicked nations. It simultaneously displays God’s sovereign kindness and mercy to the people He has drawn to himself.
Omg! I loved reading Joshua.. all those battles?!! Amazing!! Let us be like josh.. brave enough, courageously enough to fight battle after battle knowing that God is with us.
I think it’s amazing how God said that he will give Israel that land and he did without a blink. I am
Just in awe of these Joshua chapters!!
Can’t imagine the wars and battles Joshua and the Israelites fought to take the Promised Land. Harder chapters, idk but maybe as women we are built to raise and bring life not take as often, but these were harder chapters for me.
Imaging if I happened to have been born and raised in one of those nations, this has a been difficult struggle for many years. No way around it being difficult, but two things help me with this: 1) The scripture that talks about being without excuse in Romans. God does reveal Himself to all, and people choose to believe and accept Him in faith and follow Him or not. Many around the world still face having to choose family and acceptance in society (freedom even life/ death) OR following the one True God as Rahab and Ruth did; 2) Realizing this was a completely different setting from what we know. Our western mindset does not resemble the way they lived. The times were brutal. God takes seriously us living holy and separate lives without intermingling faith in Him with idol worship. He was trying to help them guard their hearts and teach them the importance of following Him only.
I hope this helps some. I have had to just accept God’s plans are not always completely understood.
This helped a lot! I too was having a difficult time with the book of Joshua. My mind always goes back to, why is God killing the people that he created through other humans. But your explanation has helped me understand a little better. Thank you!
Is there new info. I have added your article to my LinkedIn I found this on Instagram You deserve a hug right now.
How do I contact support? My scripture won’t load in my plans or in the Bible section. Help!
Email: [email protected]. They’re pretty good about getting back to you pretty quickly
Thanks so much!
12 At that time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel,
“Sun, stand still at Gibeon,
and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”
13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped,
until the nation took vengeance on their enemies.
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. 14 There has been no day like it before or since, when the Lord heeded the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel.
Wow God is powerful!
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