Nature

I pulled up weather.com for Fairfield and clicked on the hourly report. I read snow was in the forecast this weekend and I was hoping it wouldn’t start until after the Christmas Party at Mike & Paula’s house. It relieved me when I read it is not supposed to snow until tomorrow. Sometimes, we have to change our plans because the weather is deadly.

Joshua 10:11, “As the Amorites retreated down the road from Beth-horon, the Lord destroyed them with a terrible hailstorm from heaven that continued until they reached Azakeh. The hail killed more of the enemy than the Israelites killed with the sword.” New Living Translation

Many do not like all the wars we read about in the Old Testament. But the people who died were enemies of God. God killed more with hail than those by soldiers.

Luke 19:10 tells us Jesus came to seek and save the lost. 2 Peter 3:9 says God doesn’t want any lost. Why did all these people die?

They knew judgment was coming. They heard how God parted the Red Sea. They had 40 years to repent while the Israelites wandered in the desert. They continued in their idolatry. . . except for the Gibeonites. They said they would submit to God by becoming servants of the Israelites.

Joshua 10:6, “The men of Gibeon quickly sent messengers to Joshua at his camp in Gilgal. ‘Don’t abandon your servants now!’ they pleaded. . . .” New Living Translation

What did God do in defense of the Gibeonites?

Joshua 10:13, “So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies.” New Living Translation

When we become servants of God and submit to him, he fights our battles. We have a choice: either nature is working for us or against us.

Dear Father God,

Thank You for moving heaven and earth for me. Thank You for sending Jesus as a baby to grow up and die for my sins. Thank You for Your protection through all the storms.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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