Joshua 9 – FOOLED! 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.