When our post-modern (whatever that means) cultural philosophy asserts that humankind is morally evolving, I like to review statements like this…
“But when the people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai, they resorted to deception to save themselves.”
…which could easily be a sound byte from CNN or FoxNews, whichever slant on reality you prefer.
The context of this fascinating OT story is that the reputation of people of Israel as a strong and conquering nation of some strong and conquering God was moving relentlessly through the land, unstoppable. Their fight or flight options were not pleasant, so these Gibeonites decided to think outside the box… Continue reading “Dressed for success (or survival)”