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묵상, 오직 주님만을 의지하라. 수 11:6

여호와께서 여호수아에게 이르시되 그들로 말미암아 두려워하지 말라 내일 이맘때에 내가 그들을 이스라엘 앞에 넘겨 주어 몰살시키리니 너는 그들의 말 뒷발의 힘줄을 끊고 그들의 병거를 불사르라 하시니라

OBSRVATION

Summary
하솔 왕 야빈이 가나안 연합 전선을 형성해 대군을 이끌고 여호수아를 공격했으나 하나님께서는 그들을 넘겨 주셨다. 하나님은 그들의 말 뒷발의 힘줄을 끊고 병거를 불사르라 하셨고 여호수아와 이스라엘 백성은 순종한다.

Who is God
• 하나님은 전쟁에 강하시다.  하나님만 전심으로 의지한다면 어떤 상황에서도 승리를 주신다.
• 하나님은 당신의 자녀들이 온전히 하나님만 의지하기를 원하신다.

APPLICATION

계속해서 가나안 정복의 승리 이야기가 전개된다.  하나님은 이번에도 이스라엘에게 놀라운 승리를 주셨다. 해변의 모래와 같이 많은 백성들이 이스라엘을 공격했으나 하나님께서 그들을 이스라엘에게 넘겨주신 것이다. 그런데 그 승리의 과정에서 말 뒷발의 힘줄을 끊고 병거를 불사르라 하신다.  전쟁에서 말의 숫자와 병거의 숫자는 결정적 병력을 의미한다.  대군을 이겼으니 엄청난 수의 말과 병거의 전리품들이 생겼을 것이다. 그런데 그 모든 것을 버리라고 하나님은 명령하셨다.  눈에 보이는 세상이나 인간을 의지하지 말고 오직 하나님만 의지하라는 말씀이다. 여호수아는 정말 순종하기 어려웠을 것이다. 계속해서 전쟁을 해야 하는 이들이 얼마나 말과 병거가 탐이 났을까?  그러나 여호수아와 이스라엘 백성은 하나님의 명령에 순종한다.

하나님은 때때로 이렇게 우리를 시험하신다. 네가 오직 하나님을 의지하는가? 인간을 의지하는가? 물질을 의지하는가? 세상의 힘과 배경을 의지하는가? 목회를 하다보면 늘 도움이 필요하다.  특히 사람을 의지하는 경우가 많다. 그러나 하나님의 교회이다. 하나님만 전심으로 의지하면 하나님이 이끌어주신다. 어떤 경우에도 눈에 보이는 것들을 의지하지 말라. 오직 하나님만을 기쁘시게 하고 범사에 순종하라. 전적인 순종이 승리의 열쇠이다.

Sin to avoid, 하나님보다 사람을 의지하는 경향을 회개한다
Promise to hold, 하나님은 어떠한 상황에서도 승리를 주실 수 있다
Action to take place, 전심으로 하나님을 의지하라. 결코 인간이나 눈에 보이는 대상을 의지하지 말라

하나님 아버지,  제 안에 조금이라도 인간을 의지하는 마음이 있는 것을 회개합니다. 용서하소서. 사람을 의지하는 일 때문에 제 마음에 상처와 실망이 오곤 합니다.  말의 힘줄을 끊고 병거를 불사르는 결단으로 오직 주님만을 의자하겠나이다. 아멘.

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Rely only on the Lord. Josh. 11:6

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them. By this time tomorrow I will hand all of them over to Israel as dead men. Then you must cripple their horses and burn their chariots.”

OBSRVATION

Summary
Jabin king of Hazor formed a huge Canaanite united army and invaded Israel. But God handed them over to Israel. He commanded Joshua to cut off the tendons of horses of the enemy and to burn chariots when they got victory, and Joshua and the people of Israel obeyed.

Who is God
• God is strong in warfare. If we trust wholeheartedly, he will give victory in any difficult situation.
• God wants His children to rely solely on Him.

APPLICATION

The story of the victory of the Canaan conquest continues to unfold. God gave Israel an amazing victory again this time. Like the sand on the beach, many people attacked Israel, but God handed them over to Israel. In the course of the victory, God commanded Joshua and Israel to break the tendons of hind legs and was to burn all chariots Israel won as spoils of war. In any war, the number of horses and chariots may mean the symbol of military power. Having defeated the great army,  Israel must have plundered a huge number of horse and chariots. But God ordered Joshua to throw them all away. God wanted Israel to rely on Him only. He could not allow Israel to distract their hearts from God to the visible power of this world. Joshua must have been really hard to obey that command, for Israel has to continue the war  until overcoming the entire Canaanites.  But Joshua and the people of Israel obeyed God's command. God tested Israel and Israel passed the test by obedience.

Thus God sometimes tests us to see if we really trust Him or not. Do I rely only on God wholeheartedly?  Or sometimes do I rely on man or other worldly things such as material, connection, intelligence or human power?  As a pastor, I always need help of man in ministry. Therefore, I have a tendency to rely on people more than God sometimes.  But it is the church of God. If I trust God alone wholeheartedly, He will lead His church. Never rely on any visible things in any case. Make every effort to please God and obey all things. Total obedience is the key to victory.

Sin to avoid, I repent my tendency to rely on people more than God.
Promise to hold, God can give victory under any circumstances.
Action to take place, rely wholeheartedly on God. Never rely on human beings or visible objects.

God the Father, I repent that I have a tendency to rely on man. I admit that I am often hurt and disappointed in my heart because I rely on people. I will rely on the LORD wholeheartedly as if I decide to cut off the tendons of horse and burn chariots.  Amen

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Josh 11:1-9
Submit to God

SCRIPTURE

Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow at this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.” (Joshua 11:6)

OBSERVATION

Summary
- God gives Joshua a strategy and victory over the allied forces of Jabin of Hazor and others in the north.

Who is God?
- God who gave you success yesterday (in the south) can also give you success today (in the north).
- God works with both His power and wisdom to bring victory to His people for His glory.

APPLICATION

God who gave victory to Joshua can give him victory continuously. “The Lord’s hand is not so short that it cannot save; nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear.” If and when you fully submit to His will, He will not be bound or hindered by anything or anyone to give you victory.

In today’s passage, God is shown once again to give Joshua a specific strategy as in the battles over Jericho and Ai. It was to hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire. From a practical standpoint, it was perhaps very crucial because the northern armies had high dependence on cavalry. But I must confess that at the end of the day it was not so much a practicality of this piece of wisdom as its source (that it came from God) that mattered!

What’s your moral? First, may you truly know you died to yourself at the Cross and also may you die to yourself today and everyday and always. But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Gal 6:14) Second, may you never let the Word of God depart from your mouth, but meditate on it day and night so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. Then, God promised and fulfilled: “you will make your way prosperous  and you will have success.” Here, “prosperous” comes from salah (breakthrough), and “success” from sakal (insight, prudence)” Indeed, Christ crucified shall always be the power of God and the wisdom of God. Submit to Him and drawn near His Word and obey!

- Sin to avoid: Make no compromise with sin, your pride.
- Promise to hold: Christ crucified is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
- Action to take: Cry out that you die to yourself on the Cross today and always and draw near His Word with all your heart, soul, strength and mind and obey the Word.

PRAYER

Lord, help me boast never except in Your Cross. Lord, help me know and completely submit to what You have done: Your Cross where the world has been crucified to me and I to the world. Lord, help me draw near Your Word with all my heart, soul, strength and mind.


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