The Wisdom of God

And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD…Joshua 9:4
Joshua and his leaders were deceived by people of Gibeon. The Gibeonites made it appear that they had been on a long journey although they were close neighbors of the Israelites.  They had heard of the victories that Joshua and his army had at Jericho and Ai.  As a result they deceived the Israelite leaders into forming a pact with them so that they also would not be destroyed.
 
The Israelite leaders made an agreement with the Gibeonites without seeking the counsel of God.

As a result the Israelites could not do as God had commanded them.  How often we do the same thing. We spontaneously respond to our circumstances because it seems like the right thing to do. As a result we  often regret our decisions at a later time.  Let us learn to seek God before we respond in our own wisdom.

 

Isaiah 55:8  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

 

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