March 19, 2012

79 - Did not consult the Lord

Stoning of Achan Joshua 7:25
Chareen's Thoughts
  • Joshua does as the Lord instructed him and Achan is found out. He confesses and he and his whole family are stoned, burned and buried by the Israelite community.
  • The Lord encourages Joshua and instructs him to go and take Ai.
  • Joshua and the people do as the Lord has commanded and destroy Ai
  • Joshua and Israel built an altar of uncut stones at Mount Ebal and Joshua read the entire law to the congregation.
  • During this time the kings had heard of what had happened and formed an alliance to fight Joshua.
  • The Gibeonites act deceptively and dress as though they have come from a very far land and apply for a treaty with Israel.  After they left Israel realised they had been deceived and pursued them but could not destroy the four cities because of their oath before the Lord so they were condemned to be slaves for the house of Israel. (wood cutters and water bearers.)
 This verse stood out today: ... did not consult the Lord. Joshua 9:14 Things can look so natural and normal in the natural and I forget that there is a war for my soul and that my enemy is there to devour and destroy and appears as a dove but he is a lion waiting to destroy.  I am deceived and forget to Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6.

I wonder just how many troubles I could have avoided by consulting the Lord about ALL things ?

Have you consulted the Lord today ?

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