Gibeon in the Bible

Gibeon Bible

Story Study

Christianity Oasis provides this Gibeon in the Bible study on the Gibeon Bible story. We'll be looking into that and all aspects of the Bible seeking truth, understanding and peace.

Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Book of Joshua
Chapter 9

Gibeon in the Bible Lesson

Gibeon Bible Event

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our Gibeon Bible study looking into the Gibeon in the Bible story and how the thought provoking Gibeon Bible message affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.

Gibeon in the Bible Teaching
Joshua and Gibeon Bible Deception

It's such a joy to share Daily Bread with you! Ready to share another great Old Testament Bible story? Let me ask you a question first. Have you ever been tricked by someone, and when you found out that you were deceived, you just couldn't believe that you didn't see it coming? This story is a great example of how you can't trust just anyone, and that you should always ask for the Lord's guidance.

When the kings residing on the west side of Jordan heard about what befell the cities of Jericho and Ai, they got together and planned to fight against Israel together ... You know, the "strength in numbers" theory, and all that.

But, when the people of Gibeon, which were the Hivites, feared the same trouble to be upon themselves shortly (because the intent for Israel to possess all of Canaan was no secret), they determined among themselves to avoid their coming problem by clever means.

Gibeon in the Bible Truth
Gibeon Bible Trick

So, they disguised themselves as ambassadors from a "far country," and they approached Joshua and professed that they had heard about God's reputation and all that He did for them in Egypt as well as to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites.

Furthermore, they convinced Joshua and the princes of Israel that the elders and people of their "far off country" wished to be servants to such a great people as Israel, who had such favor with God, so they requested a league of friendship with them, and without asking the counsel of the Lord first, Joshua made peace and a league (agreement) with them, to let them live, and the they gave their word to it.

After three days, the children of Israel discovered that the impostors were in fact Canaanites that lived in their Promised Land in the cities of Gibeon, Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kirjathjearim.

Gibeon in the Bible Warning
Gibeon Bible Concern

Israel could not evict them, since they swore to them by the Lord ... But you better believe that the congregation wasn't very happy with the princes of Israel about the whole matter. Then to appease the anger of the congregation, the princes said to the people, Let them be servants to us as they requested.

So, Joshua addressed the Hivites and said, Because you beguiled us, saying you were from a far country, when in fact you dwell among us, you will be cursed, and none of you will be freed from being servants and cutters of wood and drawers of water for the people of God.

But the Hivites figured it was better than the demise they would have certainly come to, if they hadn't done this, so they said, We're in your hands, do whatever you think is best with us.

Gibeon in the Bible Summary
Gibeon Bible Conclusion

The moral of this Gibeon Bible story is to pray before making decisions that could negatively impact your Christian walk. More great adventure ahead, so join Daily Bread again as we find out what's next in the Book of Joshua.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare