Sunday, September 26, 2010

NIPTO, Day 231


Today: Sunday school (loveee), church (love as well... was slightly distracted during the sermon. Not sure why. Would like to listen to it again because I know I missed things.), drove home (no one died), ate lunch (yum), typed up my questions for lit (yay? not really, but it's done), was on facebook for a while (normal me), went down to Kayt's to discuss homecoming and dresses and such (we all had dresses. Fun!), and thennnnnn I did homework and took a section of the ACT... and went down to Kayt's house and hung out there. Then we went to The620, hung out, watched the second half of To Save A Life (I missed the first half last week, but you could figure out what was going on), missed the last bit of it b/c of drama annnnd then we talked about it. Then we hung out more. And I got to talk to BK and Erin which I had wanted to do for a while... and now I'm home.
Watching The Amazing Race.
I need to pack my bag for school in the morning. I really don't feel like doing it... *sigh*
I guess I'll do NIPTO =)

Joshua 10:1-15
1 Now Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had taken Ai and totally destroyed it, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and that the people of Gibeon had made a treaty of peace with Israel and were living near them. 2 He and his people were very much alarmed at this, because Gibeon was an important city, like one of the royal cities; it was larger than Ai, and all its men were good fighters.

So there's this king guy. King of Jerusalem. He heard about Joshua and what he did to those poor people. He heard that a couple cities had gotten destroyed. And he heard that Gibeon had made a treaty with Israel. And the king of Jerusalem got a little scared. He was freaked because Gibeon was a big city and it was better than Ai...

3 So Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem appealed to Hoham king of Hebron, Piram king of Jarmuth, Japhia king of Lachish and Debir king of Eglon. 4 "Come up and help me attack Gibeon," he said, "because it has made peace with Joshua and the Israelites."

So this king guy gets together a couple of other cities/kings and asks them to help him attack Gibeon. Because they made peace with Joshua and the Israelites. 

 5 Then the five kings of the Amorites—the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon—joined forces. They moved up with all their troops and took up positions against Gibeon and attacked it.
6 The Gibeonites then sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal: "Do not abandon your servants. Come up to us quickly and save us! Help us, because all the Amorite kings from the hill country have joined forces against us."
The 5 kings moved to attack position. And attacked. The Gibeonites sent for help from Joshua. They asked that they wouldn't abandon them in their time of need.

 7 So Joshua marched up from Gilgal with his entire army, including all the best fighting men. 8 The LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you."
Joshua went and God told them that they would win. That he had "given them into your hand." That's encouraging!

 9 After an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua took them by surprise. 10 The LORD threw them into confusion before Israel, who defeated them in a great victory at Gibeon. Israel pursued them along the road going up to Beth Horon and cut them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah. 11 As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the LORD hurled large hailstones down on them from the sky, and more of them died from the hailstones than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.
They marched all night and took everyone by surprise. God helped them and they won. 
And the people that ran? They got killed by hailstones. Craaaazy. 

 12 On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel:
       "O sun, stand still over Gibeon,
       O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon."
13 So the sun stood still,
       and the moon stopped,
       till the nation avenged itself on its enemies,
      as it is written in the Book of Jashar.
      The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 
14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a man. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel!
 15 Then Joshua returned with all Israel to the camp at Gilgal.
Joshua asked God to make the sun stand still. And God did it. God did it until they won. The sun stopped in the sky for a full day (and that's why we have a leap year, ladies and gentlemen =P)
"There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to man." Wow. Amazing.
Then they just went back to camp =P

I'm tired.
I have school tomorrow.
Lit and ACT classes.
I'm going to go to bed now.

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