Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.” -Joshua 10:12 (NKJV)
After Moses stayed behind and passed leadership to Joshua, the Israelites utterly dominated the peoples of the Promised Land. Miracle after miracle took place. I can’t imagine what it must’ve been like to witness them!
The verse above tells of Joshua’s amazing command, based on the Lord’s will, to hold the sun and moon in place, so that Israel could destroy the fleeing Amorites. Just before Joshua’s command, God flung large hailstones from the sky, killing more Amorites with the stones than the Israelites did with their swords (Joshua 10:11)!
After 40 years in the wilderness, the penalty for not trusting in the Lord after ten of the twelve spies spread a bad and discouraging report throughout their nation, we get to see the might of the Lord in those who trust Him and His promises.
To be on the side of the Lord, to live in His good graces and favor through our obedience and love and adoration for Him…what miraculous things He can do in our lives when we actually listen and follow His calling and plans for us!
Father God, we pray that in our loving obedience to you in our lives, you may use us as conduits for your power…to your glory, so all may see who you are and what you can do! In your Son’s holy and powerful name we pray. Amen!