Joshua 10:12-14 – The God of Miracles

Joshua 10:12-14
12 Then spake Joshua 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 thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel.

-What an incredible miracle; the sun and moon simply stop in the sky and daylight continues for “about a whole day”.  Joshua needed the daylight so that the fleeing Amorites wouldn’t be able to escape.  Joshua’s faith to even make such a request is incredible; the event itself is incredible.  The Bible even says that there was no day like it before or after.  But notice why the Bible says there was no other day like it; not because it was a day the sun stood still, but because it was a day where the Lord responded so dramatically to one of His people.  Miracles are great, but they don’t hold a candle to the God who works those miracles.  “Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:  But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

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