Monday, September 20, 2010

NIPTO, Day 225


I was reading blogs today and I came across this video:

What would it be like if NYC didn't have clean water?
So crazy.

Today: I got a lot done during study hall, surprisingly.
Ate lunch outside (it was gorgeous out!)
Had American Lit class and ACT prep.
Came home. Did physics.
Read some.
Caught up on blogs.
And now I'm blogging!
And listening to Dave Ramsey.
I love him.
And this is a strange format for my blog... hah.
Oh well.


Joshua 5:1-12
1 Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the LORD had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until we had crossed over, their hearts melted and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites.

So the people in the area heard what God had done for the Israelites and "their hearts melted." Uh. Wow. That's a... strong description of what happened. They didn't have the courage to fight the Israelites. That's... how powerful God is.

 2 At that time the LORD said to Joshua, "Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again." 3 So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth.
4 Now this is why he did so: All those who came out of Egypt—all the men of military age—died in the desert on the way after leaving Egypt. 5 All the people that came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the desert during the journey from Egypt had not. 6 The Israelites had moved about in the desert forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt had died, since they had not obeyed the LORD. For the LORD had sworn to them that they would not see the land that he had solemnly promised their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. 7 So he raised up their sons in their place, and these were the ones Joshua circumcised. They were still uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way. 8 And after the whole nation had been circumcised, they remained where they were in camp until they were healed.
So the people needed to be circumcised again. Everyone who had previously been circumcised had died in the desert. Or they came out of the desert, but their children weren't circumcised.
So Joshua circumcised the sons of the people who God had told that they wouldn't see the land he would give to them.
But he circumcised a bunch of people. The end. Kinda.

 9 Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." So the place has been called Gilgal to this day.

Because Joshua circumcised a bunch of people, God forgave them. He "rolled away the reproach of Egypt from [them]." Exciting. Gilgal must mean something like that.

 10 On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover. 11 The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain. 12 The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate of the produce of Canaan.

While they were camped at Gilgal they celebrated Passover. And the day after Passover they produced their own food. And once they produced their own food the manna stopped. But they ate anyways.

And now I'm going to help mom clean up from dinner and then head to the best friend's soccer game! Should be a blast :)

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