Reading through the Bible together
“…and did not ask for the counsel of the Lord” (v.14). These comprise the saddest words of Joshua 9. Why didn’t they seek to know His will? Had they grown full of pride, thinking their own strength had gained the victory at Ai? Had they come to take the presence of God in the camp and His power on their behalf for granted?
No matter how wise we become in our own eyes, others live around us who are wiser and more cunning in their thoughts and plans. We must always seek the wisdom of God to know how to walk – even in the “little things” of life. For every choice has ramifications, positive or negative, that impact both ourselves and others. And some of those repercussions can have long- lasting effects.
It ever remains important for us to constantly live within the will of God.
Willie Edward Hucks II
Associate Ministerial Secretary