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By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea: Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power: Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people. -Psalm 65:5-7.


On learning that the combined forces of the Canaanites were marching against them, the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua saying: "Come up ... quickly, and save us." By the same token, persons of good will today, in this time of great distress, appeal to Christ Jesus, the Greater Joshua, to save them from the devil and his agents. Joshua quickly responded, and by night he marched his army to the city of Gibeon. Indeed the King's business requires haste, tactfulness, diligence and faith in God. (1 Samuel 21:8) By then the enemies had laid siege to the city of Gibeon, just as the devil and his hosts gather round the people of God to destroy them. - Psalm 37:12.

The refusal of the Gibeonites to surrender to the enemy shows that those who declare themselves for the Lord must stand firmly on his side regardless of all opposition. (Matthew 24:12,13) Said St. Paul, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promiseā€¦ Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.” - Hebrews 10:35-39.

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