Re:Verse reading–Joshua 9 (day one)
“When the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho. . .they acted craftily.”–v 3-4.
One of Satan’s oldest strategies. Snake-like subtlety. “You won’t die”, he whispered to Eve (Genesis 3). “It won’t matter”, he whispers to us with each offered temptation. Liar.
The Gibeonites are his disciples in Joshua 9 and, sadly, the people of God fell for the deception. “So the men of Israel took some of their provisions and did not ask for the counsel of the Lord. . .and made a treaty with them, to let them live.”–v 14-15.
Feel like you are being lied to these days? More than likely you are! And the only remedy is to seek daily counsel and correction from the One who truth in His very nature.
“Do not be deceived!”–Galatians 6:7. The problem is not that people lie. The problem is that we listen to them without seeking counsel from God.