The peace treaty with the Gibeonites

So the men of Israel took some of their provisions, and did not ask for the counsel of the LORD. [Joshua 9:14]

The Gibeonites came to the Israelites lying that they dwelt in a faraway land and even showed the Israelites some of the stuff they brought as proof. The Israelites examined the stuff and were convinced. They then made a peace treaty with the Gibeonites. They learnt of the deception 3 days later. Thankfully for the Israelites God did not fault them for this decision; and for the Gibeonites the peace treaty was not made void. The full story is recorded in chapter 9 of Joshua.

I think the lessons we can learn from

here is

  1. to ask God in prayer instead of trusting our judgement
  2. lies will be exposed
  3. to people who are willing to submit to God, God will take them in

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