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Joshua, Chapter 10 vs. 6&7
v6 Then the Gibeonites sent a message to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal. Do not leave us alone. Come quickly and save us. All the Amorite kings from the hills have joined to attack us. We need your help, they said.
v7 So Joshua marched with his whole army up from Gilgal. He included all his best fighting men. v8 The *Lord said to Joshua, Do not be afraid of them. I will make sure that you win the fight. I will not let anyone stand against you.
The Gibeonites had lied to the Israelites about who they were in the very beginning. The Gibeonites were supposed to be destroyed by the Israelites, but deceived the Israelites so well that they ended up making an agreement with them. That agreement was that they wouldn’t hurt the Gibeonites. Since the Gibeonites made this agreement with Israel, Gibeon’s neighbours wanted to destroy the city. The Gibeonites asked for help from the Israelites. The Israelites were the only ones that could help them. Joshua had made a promise to the Gibeonites. He could not disappoint them now. Where do we go when we need help? The Gibeonites went to Joshua.
The name Joshua means:
“The Lord is my Saviour”
“Jehovah is his help”
“Jehovah the Saviour”
Attached to the person of Moses, he led Israel in the first battle against Amalek (Ex. 17:9, 13), while Moses in the prayer of faith held up to heaven the God-given rod. It was no doubt on that occasion that his name was changed from Oshea, ‘help,’ to Jehoshua, ‘Jehovah is help’. And this name is the key to his life and work.
These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land. (Moses gave Hoshea son of Nun the name Joshua.)
We have a Saviour. We can always go to Him when we need help… It’s that easy. You know that problem you’re having at work?, and even that one at home? Give it to God. After all… God knew you were going to have this problem anyway… don’t you think He’ll get you out of it? Cast your burdens on Him!
Verses 29-40 Joshua had defeated his nearest enemies. Now he attacked the enemies who were further away. At first, he attacked the cities in the south of the country. Notice how often we read about the Lord.
The Lord gave them power verse 29.
The Lord gave them power verse 32.
The Lord God of Israel told them verse 40.
He won because the Lord, the God of Israel was with them verse 42.
When God asks us to do something, he always helps us.