Friday, September 17, 2010

NIPTO, Day 222

Today was... longish.
I did school. That wasn't long. I finished around 12:30. And then read the PSAT book for a while after lunch. Then I babysat. From about 3:30-5:30. Annnnd came home, ate dinner, put my pawprints on my face and headed over to the stadium for the football game. Took pictures because it was Senior Night for all of the athletes. I took like, 100 pictures of that. It was quite insane. Annnnd I got a musical note airbrushed on my arm. It looks sweet. Minus the fact that it's rubbing off.
I walked around with my friend Ricky for a while... we found two of his friends, Abby and Shawna (such funny people!), and talked to them for a while. Then Kayt&her boyfriend, Jason, got there and we stood around and talked and eventually sat down and watched the halftime show. Then we went to attack band people, because we're cool like that.
And we walked around for a while. Ricky disappeared. Then he came back. And he had these.
If you can't tell, they say "homecoming? :)"
And it was super sweet. And the cupcakes were good. And we handed them out to random people. It was great. :) (I'm still working on an answer about homecoming... I'll let y'all know when there's an answer.)
We just kinda hung out for a while. Ricky&Jason talked Boy Scouts and Kaytee and I had facial-expression conversations. It was great. Mr. Nay gave Jason a talking to. hahah I love Mr. Nay. He's fantastic.

Then Kayt, Jason, and I hung out Kayt's house for a while. I came home eventually (=P) and Mom and Dad were watching The Cosby Show. It was the awesome one that had a bunch of flashbacks. Including the one where they were singing to the grandparents for their anniversary and Rudy does the "Baby!" part. And it's awesome. I should find it. (I can't embed it, but here's the link if you really want to watch it. It's amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE The Cosby Show!

Here's a video. Owl City (aka Adam Young) is amazing.

And now... onto Joshua? I think so. I love Joshua. Have I mentioned that? Didn't think so. I'll say it again. I love Joshua! :)

Joshua 2:1-24
1 Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. "Go, look over the land," he said, "especially Jericho." So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.

Joshua sent some men to go ahead to scout. So they went to Jericho and stayed in Rahab's house. Rahab was a prostitute. 'Nuff said? Yeah.

 2 The king of Jericho was told, "Look! Some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land." 3So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: "Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land."

The king heard that there were a couple guys out scouting. And so he sent a message to Rahab telling her bring the men to him.

 4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from. 5 At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, the men left. I don't know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them." 6 (But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid out on the roof.)

Rahab took the men and hid them. She then told the messenger guy that she had had the guys in her house, that she didn't know where they had come from, and that she didn't know where they went when they "left." 
They were hiding on her roof. 

 7 So the men set out in pursuit of the spies on the road that leads to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as the pursuers had gone out, the gate was shut.

Ahahahahaha. So the guys went out of the city to find them, and the gates shut as soon as they left. Stinks for them if they want to get back in.

 8 Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof 9 and said to them, "I know that the LORD has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. 10 We have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. 11 When we heard of it, our hearts melted and everyone's courage failed because of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. 12 Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign 13 that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them, and that you will save us from death."

Before they went to sleep for the night, Rahab came upstairs and talked to them a little bit. They had heard what God had promised them. They heard what had gone down at the Red Sea. What they did to two kings of a nearby city.
When the people heard those things, they got weak at the knees. Rahab wanted to know that they would be kind to her and her family because she had been nice to them. She wanted a sure sign.

 14 "Our lives for your lives!" the men assured her. "If you don't tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the LORD gives us the land."

They promised their lives. They promised that they would treat them well. And that they would be kind to them when God gave them the land.

 15 So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall.16 Now she had said to them, "Go to the hills so the pursuers will not find you. Hide yourselves there three days until they return, and then go on your way."

She lowered them out the window and out of the city and told them where to hide and for how long.

 17 The men said to her, "This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us 18 unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house. 19 If anyone goes outside your house into the street, his blood will be on his own head; we will not be responsible. As for anyone who is in the house with you, his blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on him. 20 But if you tell what we are doing, we will be released from the oath you made us swear."
 21 "Agreed," she replied. "Let it be as you say." So she sent them away and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.

The men told her that the promises they made wouldn't be valid when they returned unless there was a certain scarlet cord tied in her window.
And they said that she should bring her family into the house. And if they stayed in the house then they would be okay. But if not, it's their own bloody (literally) fault.
She agreed to what they were saying and then they went away. And she tied that scarlet cord in her window.

 22 When they left, they went into the hills and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had searched all along the road and returned without finding them. 23 Then the two men started back. They went down out of the hills, forded the river and came to Joshua son of Nun and told him everything that had happened to them. 24 They said to Joshua, "The LORD has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us."

They did what Rahab said and got back to camp okay. They told Joshua what had happened and Joshua assured them that the LORD would give the land into their hands.
So awesome.

And now I'm about to fall asleep at the computer typing this. Like, almost literally. I have to be up early for the Practice PSAT (Am I the only person who studies for this test? Probably. =P)
A'ight. I'm too tired to go get my signature, so for now it's going to be what it is. G'night everyone!


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