JOSHUA 9

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Joshua 9

HOODWINKED or TRICKED!

 

The children of Israel were fooled when they shouldn’t have been.

 

A GREAT DECEPTION – Vss. 1-13

The people of Gibeon went to great lengths to fool the Children of Israel in an effort not to be destroyed by the Israelites.

 

A GRAVE MISTAKE – Vss. 14-15

They acted without getting counsel from the Lord.

 

A GLARING ERROR – Vss. 15-18

It wasn’t long before Israel realized that she had been tricked. It was her glaring error.

 

A GOOD RESPONSE – Vss. 19-27

Israel had made a covenant with Gibeon.  They would not break the covenant, but placed Gibeon in submissive slavery.

 

 

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Joshua 9

I'M NO FOOL - OR AM I?

 

Use examples of how people have been fooled.

We like to think that we are not easily fooled, and yet there are times when we can be deceived.

Satan is the master of deceit. Ephesians 6:11, 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, John 8:44

 

Joshua and the Children of Israel had great success conquering the promised land. They were given specific instructions for destroying the inhabitants of the land. Exodus 23:31-33, Deuteronomy 7:2,16.

 

The residents of Gibeon realized that they would be destroyed,

They decided to use trickery to deceive Israel.  Although the Israelites probably didn't consider themselves very gullible, they were deceived for three reasons.

 

1. THEY JUDGED BY APPEARANCE Vss. 1-13

2. THEY ASSUMED THEY WERE BEING TOLD THE TRUTH Vss. 14-15 - They could have checked out the story first.

3. THEY FAILED TO ASK GOD Vs. 14-15

 

Note the consequences of the decision.

 

DISOBEDIENCE Vss. 15-17

CRITICISM Vs. 18

LIVING WITH THE SITUATION Vss. 19-17

PROTECTING THEIR ENEMIES (See Chapter 10)

 

 

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