Monday, September 27, 2010

NIPTO, Day 232

Hey-o blog readers! (I need a nickname for y'all... other than "blog readers")

Todayyyyy I got up, got ready, went to BoW, ate lunch, went to classes, yawned a ton during ACT prep (sorry, Mom!), came home, finished geometry, babysat, and now I'm here. And I am going to blog. And then tonight I'm going to go to bed right after Chuck. Promise!

Nothing too crazy happened today. I'm listening to Dave Ramsey with Mom.

NIPTOOOO. I guess.

Joshua 10:16-28
16 Now the five kings had fled and hidden in the cave at Makkedah. 17 When Joshua was told that the five kings had been found hiding in the cave at Makkedah, 18 he said, "Roll large rocks up to the mouth of the cave, and post some men there to guard it. 19 But don't stop! Pursue your enemies, attack them from the rear and don't let them reach their cities, for the LORD your God has given them into your hand."

Those 5 kings who were plotting to destroy Israel? Yeah. They were hiding. Joshua was told and they blocked them into this cave. And then attack the people who were running. 

 20 So Joshua and the Israelites destroyed them completely—almost to a man—but the few who were left reached their fortified cities. 21 The whole army then returned safely to Joshua in the camp at Makkedah, and no one uttered a word against the Israelites.

Wow. Uh. They destroyed them. Then everyone went back to camp safely. And no one said anything bad about Israel again. Because they're a kick-butt people!

22 Joshua said, "Open the mouth of the cave and bring those five kings out to me." 23 So they brought the five kings out of the cave—the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon. 24 When they had brought these kings to Joshua, he summoned all the men of Israel and said to the army commanders who had come with him, "Come here and put your feet on the necks of these kings." So they came forward and placed their feet on their necks.

Joshua got all the kings and brought them in front of all of Israel. And then they all put their feet on their necks? Yeah. A little strange.
But there's some more coming. Don't worry.

25 Joshua said to them, "Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight."

Joshua gives them the common command of Joshua: Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. 
It was symbolism. That was what God was going to do to their enemies. Step on their throats. 
I don't want to be on their bad side.

26 Then Joshua struck and killed the kings and hung them on five trees, and they were left hanging on the trees until evening.
27 At sunset Joshua gave the order and they took them down from the trees and threw them into the cave where they had been hiding. At the mouth of the cave they placed large rocks, which are there to this day.
28 That day Joshua took Makkedah. He put the city and its king to the sword and totally destroyed everyone in it. He left no survivors. And he did to the
 king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho.

Joshua killed them. Hung them. Left them hanging. Took them down. Buried them in the cave that they had been hiding in.
And Joshua took control of Makkedah. He destroyed everyone. And he did to the king of Makkedah what he did to the king of Jericho. 

That section was full of joy and joyness. Yeah. No.
I gots to go now!
I've got a busy day tomorrow... Leave at 2:30 and don't get back till 10! I'll hopefully blog before I leave tomorrow... heh.
Lata peeps!

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