Day Three – Jerusalem – Founded in Peace
“…the king of Jerusalem, one;”Joshua 12:10 NKJV
Founded in Peace – Shalom Peace, health, and wellness of mind is the very foundation of the word Jerusalem. Yr’uw shalaim.
Hearing of Joshua’s successes in Jericho and ultimately in Ai, Joshua is face to face with a deadly opponent – Adoni Zedak. King of Jerusalem or otherwise known as the enemy of my peace.
Stirring up four other neighboring enemies or kings, together they are preparing to make war with Joshua and his people. Devious in their plan, instead of attacking Joshua directly the band of enemies war against the Gibeonities, the people Joshua vowed to protect.
Their plan reminds me of when those I love or the areas close to my heart come under attack. I’ll attempted to move heaven and earth to restore their peace.
“Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly, having marched all night from Gilgal.” Joshua 10:9 NKJV
Joshua with two victories under his leadership, had learned the lesson to his victory. “Joshua spoke to the LORD…” Joshua 10:12 NKJV
When the enemy comes against my house and loved ones, may I resist taking the fight into my own hands, but speak to the LORD first!
For He is the very foundation of my peace, health, and wellness of mind.
“So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven and did not hasten to go down the for about a whole day.” Joshua 10:14 NKJV
“And the LORD delivered up the Amorites…and there has been no day like that, before it or after, that the LORD heeded the voice of man; for the LORD fought for Israel.”Joshua 10:12-14 NKJV
From The Joshua Journals by denisebalog©2020
Photo captured of Jerusalem by denisebalog©2018