PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Joshua 9-10
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.” (Joshua 10:13)
It is not totally clear what happened on this day; the Hebrew is not fully clear.
Omens in the sky were often looked to for support by the peoples of those times.
I am not sure what happened exactly, but it was definitely a sign in the sky.
Like the star over Bethlehem, or the shadow of the sun for Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:8-11).
Whatever happened on this day, it was a momentous omen for the Israelites.
For me it doesn’t need to be miraculous (contrary to laws of nature) to be momentous.
Any great victory would be seen as God’s dramatic intervention.
Psalm 18 is another example of God’s dramatic presence and power in battle.
“Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning. The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded. He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them.” (Psalm 18:12-14)
All creation ‘groans’ with God for the victory of God’s children (Romans 8:19-22).
The earth itself protects the woman from the serpent (Revelation 12:15-16)
What we do know for sure is that all creation supports God in His kingdom purpose.
Lord, though I do not look for omens like this, remind me that all creation works with You, and therefore with me as well!