mistakes and miracles

Joshua - 1

mistakes and miracles

Joshua 10:1-5 (JDV)

Joshua 10:1 King Adoni-zedek of Jerusalem happened to hear that Joshua had captured Ai and completely destroyed it, treating Ai and its king as he had Jericho and its king, and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had made a peace treaty with Israel and were living among them.
Joshua 10:2 So Adoni-zedek and his people were greatly alarmed because Gibeon was a large city like one of the royal cities; it was larger than Ai, and all its men were warriors.
Joshua 10:3 That is why King Adoni-zedek of Jerusalem sent word to King Hoham of Hebron, King Piram of Jarmuth, King Japhia of Lachish, and King Debir of Eglon, saying,
Joshua 10:4 “Come up and assist me. We will attack Gibeon, because they have made a peace treaty with Joshua and the Israelites.”
Joshua 10:5 So the five Amorite kings – the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon – joined forces, advanced with all their armies, besieged Gibeon, and fought against it.

mistakes and miracles

Sometimes we think God is punishing us because we made a mistake in judgment. In this situation, there was another factor at work. God in his sovereignty allowed Israel to make a treaty with the Gibeonites, knowing that it would incite the surrounding Amorite kings to attack them. God wanted to demonstrate his power by delivering the Gibeonites, through the army under Joshua’s command and through his direct intervention.

Thank you, God, for working your miracles for us, even when we make mistakes.


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Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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