Joshua 10 records the story of the victory of the Israelites led by Joshua against the five kings of the Amorites – the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon, who had joined forces to attack Gibeon, a prominent city of those time with good fighters. But the Lord had counseled Joshua, not to be afraid and promised him that He had given the kings into Joshua’s hands. Not able to withstand the Israelites and we will see soon, why, long story short, the Israelites are in pursuit of these kings and their armies that are in flight. Then the Bible records that the LORD hailed large hailsones down on the enemies of Joshua from the sky, and more of them died from the hailstones than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.
Mere inquisitiveness makes me want to think through what was happening. If the Israelites were in pursuit, it implies that they would have been in the area, not too far behind the kings that fled. So for the hailstones to take down only the enemies armies, it may have been in pinpoint precision.
This was Heavenly artillery at work with pinpoint precision. God was fighting for the Israelites.
Point(s) to Ponder:
- God counsels us not to be afraid, even if the odds seem 5 to 1. Remember 5 kings against 1 leader.
- His promise of victory is for all who trust in Him.
- God will fight for you and when God fights for you, there is pinpoint precision to take your troubles out.