Joshua 10

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Joshua 10

Overview

Conquering war against five kings.   

Keeping peace covenant with Gibeon instigated five other countries and they allied to attack Gibeon. The men of Gibeon were sent to Joshua in Gilgal, the Joshua sent armies and attacked the five kings of Amorites, of Jerusalem, of Hebron, of Jarmuth, of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.

It was the war that the Lord delivered them to the hand of Joshua (v.8). The Lord routed them before Israel (v.10). The Lord fought for Israel by extended the day time (v.13).

Concluding witness comes to this way, “Joshua conquered all the land as the Lord God of Israel had commanded (v.41), the land from the east of Kadesh Barnea to the west of Gaza. Joshua took these land at one time, because the Lord God of Israel fought for Israel. (v.42).

This conquering story reminds Joshua and the people of Israel of exodus story when their ancestors feared of the king of Egypt, Pharaoh. Then Moses said, “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14)

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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