SAVE AND HELP
Today's Reading: Joshua 10
Key Verse: Joshua 10:6
And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal, saying, "Do not forsake your servants; come up to us quickly, save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites who dwell in the mountains have gathered together against us."
According to the treaty, Israel comes to the defense of Gibeon. We call upon our Joshua (Yeshua - Jesus). We pray, "Save us and help us," and He responds according to the pact He has made. It is called "The New Covenant." A covenant is the most solemn and binding agreement ever.
There are several items of interest in this chapter. "Adoni-Zedek," King of Jerusalem, continues the Zedek name. It means righteousness. Melchi-Zedek was the King of Salem (Jerusalem) to whom Abraham paid tithes. "Adoni" means "Lord" and "Melchi" means "King." Jerusalem was not conquered by Israel until King David's time. 450 years earlier, Jerusalem had a man of God as its King whom many believe was Jesus Himself. (Genesis 14:17-20). Time travel is no problem for God!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Lord God, thank You for the New Covenant through which You "save us and help us" in our states of sinfulness, weakness, illness or distress. Please, Jesus, save and help us and our loved ones who are desperate for Your intervention today. We cry unto You! Amen!
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