a slew of Amorites

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a slew of Amorites

Joshua 10:6-11 (JDV)

Joshua 10:6 Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal: “Don’t give up on your servants. Come quickly and deliver us! Help us, because all the Amorite kings living in the hill country have joined forces against us.”
Joshua 10:7 So Joshua and all his troops, including all his best soldiers, came from Gilgal.
Joshua 10:8 Yahveh said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, because I have handed them over to you. Not one of them will be able to stand against you.”
Joshua 10:9 So Joshua caught them by surprise, after marching all night from Gilgal.
Joshua 10:10 Yahveh threw them into confusion before Israel. He defeated them in a great slaughter at Gibeon, chased them through the ascent of Beth-horon, and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah.
Joshua 10:11 As they fled before Israel, Yahveh dropped large hailstones on them from the sky along the descent of Beth-horon all the way to Azekah, and they died. More of them died from the hail than the Israelites killed with the sword.

a slew of Amorites

Joshua probably felt by now that his army could handle any one city that they came against — with God’s help of course. But then a messenger from Gibeon comes into his headquarters tent, and informs him that “all the Amorite kings” are attacking Gibeon. Just one, he probably felt he could handle. But, all of them?

That is often what happens to us. We have a few good experiences with God, and feel relatively confident we can handle any battle, but then we face a slew of Amorites. That is when we have to trust God to intervene.

Lord, we cannot handle everything that challenges us, today. Help!

About Jefferson Vann

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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