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March 10 - Evening

"After an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua took them by surprise. The Lord threw them into confusion before Israel, so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely at Gibeon. Israel pursued them along the road going up to Beth Horon and cut them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah. As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the Lord hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.

On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel:

'Sun, stand still over Gibeon,
and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon."
So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped,
till the nation avenged itself on its enemies,'

as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day."
- Joshua 10:9-13

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
The Lord Listened to a Man    

With the destruction of Jericho and Ai the king of Jerusalem, Adoni-Zedek, was alarmed and, even more, when he found out his Canaanite allies, the Gibeonites had sided with the invading Israelites. So, Adoni-Zedek called on the rest of his allies (Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, Eglon) to help fight the Gibeonites. The Hebrew word gibborim, “heroes” or “mighty men,” is used to describe the military ability of the men of Gibeon who had bowed their knee to Joshua (Joshua 10:2). These five kings attacked Gibeon, but since the Gibeonites had recently become vassals of Israel they counted on their new Suzerain covenant with Joshua and sent messengers to Israel asking for help. Joshua and his troops left their camp at Gilgal and marched all night (about 20 miles) to Gibeon where Joshua shocked the five kings fighting against Gibeon since they did not realize they would meet the Joshua and the mighty forces of Israel so soon.

The five Amorite kings faced these three disadvantages: an ambush, a deadly hailstorm and the halting of sun/moon to prevent the advantage of the cover of darkness. The four verbs in Joshua 10:10 that describe the attack on the Amorites are singular indicating the Lord himself was indeed causing the results even though Joshua and his troops where heavily engaged in the all night march, the ambush, the use of weapons and a relentless pursuit. The singular verbs are: confused, struck, pursued and struck. And, the subject of these verbs in the Hebrew is “He,” and not “Israel.”

The Israelites first pursued the Amorites along the Beth Horon road briefly to the northwest out of Gibeon (the main road into Jerusalem today still follows this same Beth Horon route), then quickly to the southwest through Jarmuth and Azekiah. The hailstorm that dropped huge chunks of hail out of the sky began as the Amorites were descending from the Beth Horon road into the Plain of Aijalon to take cover in the hill country to the south.

One of the main points of this account is to record the fact that “the Lord listened to a man” (Joshua 10:14). At some point during the battle Joshua speaks out loud in front of his troops to make a request of the Lord and the Lord responded by stopping the sun and moon over Gibeon and over the Aijalon Valley. (click on image below for a large size)

Joshua's Entrance Campaign into Canaan

  Christian Quote from Church History

"Sunday morning in America is the greatest hour of idolatry in the whole week. Why? Because most people who are even worshiping God, are worshiping a God they don't know. They're worshiping a god that looks more like Santa Claus than the God of Scripture. They're worshiping a god that is a figment of their own imagination. They created a god in their own likeness and they worship the
god they've made."
- Paul Washer







Something to Ponder??

“Why does not the Pope, whose riches are at this day more ample than those of the wealthiest of the wealthy, build the one Basilica of St. Peter with his own money, rather than with that of poor believers?”
- Martin Luther,
#86 of the 95 Theses
(Read Martin Luther’s 95 Theses HERE)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Metanoeo (Gr) – Repent (Eng) – metanoeo is a Greek compound word meaning literally “
to perceive afterwards.” It is made of meta, which means “after,” and noeo, meaning “to perceive.”
The contrast is the Greek word pronoeo which comes from pro, “before,” and noeo, “to perceive.” The word noeo comes from nous, which means “the mind.” The idea of the word metanoeo is
to realize or perceive after you have done something that you want to change what you did,
thus it means in English “to repent.”


Egyptologists have established the fact that before the 900’s BC the title “Pharaoh” stood alone with no personal name attached. This explains why in Genesis and Exodus the Pharaoh of Egypt is simply called “Pharaoh” every time. (Genesis 12:15-18; 40:2; 41:1-10; 47:1-11; 50:4-7; Exodus 1:11; 2:5; 2:15; 3:10-11; 5:1-6; 1 Kings 3:1; 9:16; 11:1) But, suddenly when Israel encounters Egypt again in 1 Kings 14:25-26 in 925 BC they invaded by a Pharaoh identified as Shishak (ruled 945-924 BC)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I realize that the Lord listens to my requests and my prayers?
Asking for assistance from the Lord is more than a form of worship,
but it is also a practical activity of a believer.
Today I will clearly identify an area of my life or an area of concern to the Lord and ask for help.
  "Blessings crown the head
of the righteous,

    but violence overwhelms
the mouth of the wicked."
- Proverbs 10:6
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Joshua 10 Numbers 36
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns

Ask for Godly counsel and friends

Boldness in the face of opposition

Separation of Church and State

Bhutan (updates at "Nation" or "World")
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC

A model of Jerusalem of 70 AD with labels identifying a few of the major locations. (click on image for larger size)

An olive press and vat for collecting the olive oil in Capernaum. (More details here) (click on image for larger size)  
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