Consult God First

So the Israelites examined their food, but they did not consult the LORD.

 (Joshua 9:14 NLT)

Out of fear that they’d be wiped out like the other inhabitants of the land, the Gibeonites used deception to make a peace treaty with Israel. The narrative is clear that when the men of Israel were trying to determine whether the Gibeonites really lived far away, as they were claiming, the men “did not consult the Lord.” As a result, Israel was deceived into making a treaty with these neighbouring people and sparing their lives, which wasn’t supposed to happen. Oftentimes, we make the same mistake. We make important decisions without consulting God first and have to live with the consequences of our actions. I believe the incident with the Gibeonites taught the Israelites an important lesson about consulting God first. Let’s learn from their example.

Consult God first always.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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