The Israelites destroy 5 Amorite kings and their cities (Joshua 10:16‐43)

The aim of this passage is to cause to learn how the Israelites in a short period destroyed the Amorites in Canaan. God empowers us to do what He has commanded us to do. The five Amorite kings, seeing their eminent destruction, fled and hid in a cave at a place called Makkedah. Joshua was… Continue reading The Israelites destroy 5 Amorite kings and their cities (Joshua 10:16‐43)

Gibeonites trick Israel and are spared destruction (Joshua 9:1‐27)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to learn how the Gibeonites escaped destruction at the hands of the Israelites. The Gibeonites trick Israel into making a peace agreement with them (Jos 9:1-15) Acting without inquiring from God leads to error. When the kings who were on the Canaan side of the Jordan… Continue reading Gibeonites trick Israel and are spared destruction (Joshua 9:1‐27)

Israel defeated by Ai because of the sin of Achan (Joshua 7:1‐26)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to understand the consequences of the sin of Achan on himself and on Israel as a whole. Israel sins and because of it is defeated by the people Ai (Jos 7:1-12) God can not actively be present is an environment that has sin. The people of Israel sinned… Continue reading Israel defeated by Ai because of the sin of Achan (Joshua 7:1‐26)

Jericho destroyed except for Rahab and spoiles devoted to God (Joshua 6:1‐27)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to learn how Israel took Jericho miraculously and spared Rahab and her family. God instructs Joshua that Israel would take Jericho by marching around it for seven days and Joshua implements the plan. (Jos 6:1-14) God always offers sinners a grace period to repent. Jericho was… Continue reading Jericho destroyed except for Rahab and spoiles devoted to God (Joshua 6:1‐27)

The first days of Israel in the promise land (Joshua 5:1‐15)

The aim of this passage is to cause us to learn what they Israelites did first once they got to the promise land and of Joshua meeting the leader of God’s armies. The Israelites are circumcised after the cross the Jordan (Jos 5:1-9) An outside show of righteousness will not save us from wrath if… Continue reading The first days of Israel in the promise land (Joshua 5:1‐15)