Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Joshua 8&9

Joshua 8
AI Destroyed

Today God delivered the city of AI into the hands of the Israelites. God told them to set up an ambush in-order to take the city. They did as they were told and every man from AI and Bethel fell right into the ambush. Every man died not one lived. They set fire to the city and collected the plunder for them selves as God had commanded. Joshua hung the king of AI from a tree until evening then buried him in a heap of rocks at the entrance to the city. 12,000 men and women died that day.

Wednesday 10/06/10
Joshua 9
The Gibeonite Deception

The Gibeonites were afraid of what the Israelites with the help oft he Lord would do to them since it was well know that the Lord had given the Israelites this land and that all it's inhabitance would be destroyed. So they disguised them selves as weary travelers from a far off land and asked for a treaty of peace. Joshua granted this treaty but later discovered the truth. They were neighbors not from a far off land. But the treaty was made and Joshua honored it by allowing them to live but cursed the Gibeonites by making them wood cutters and water carriers for the entire community.
Sing Praises to Your King!

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