Read Joshua 7-10
This strikes me in Chapter 8 oh to love the words of God! I pray we would lead without leaving any of God’s words out!
“Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai. For I have delivered into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land. There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly of Israel, including the women and children, and the foreigners who lived among them.”
Joshua 8:1, 35 NIV
Gibeon makes an alliance with Israel.
An alliance between 5 kings of the Amorites was then made against Gibeon.
“The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.””
Joshua 10:8 NIV
Joshua marches all night to take them by surprise. AND THE LORD throws this unholy alliance into confusion. The Lord hurls hailstones down, and with an open heavens raining down hail the LORD kills more than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.
““Come up and help me attack Gibeon,” he said, “because it has made peace with Joshua and the Israelites.” All these kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign, because the Lord, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.”
Joshua 10:4, 42 NIV
Joshua honors God and God fights for Israel! When the hailstones fall, Joshua’s faith explodes and he dares to speak to even the sun 🌞 to join the battle. All creation is in alignment with God and his purposes —praying our hearts yield to him as well. Creation groans for the sons and daughters of GOD to be revealed. (Romans 8:22)
An interesting article from Baylor Universtity, goes into great detail on this phenomenon. If creation itself travails for sons and daughters, how much more should we?
PSALM 104 is a beautiful token to God’s creation. Creation stands at God’s command.
The meditations today make me consider the river in the Narnia movie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian the RIVER is awakened to fight alongside for the cause. AND then the majority of the Telmarine army is wiped out. Another example is when Aslan in the woods awakens the trees and the whole forest suddenly attacks the Telmarines.