Joshua 12:9-24 (NIV) 9 the king of Jericho, one the king of Ai (near Bethel), one 10 the king of Jerusalem, one the king of Hebron, one 11 the king of Jarmuth, one the king of Lachish, one 12 the king of Eglon, one the king of Gezer, one 13 the king of Debir, one the king of Geder, one 14 the king of Hormah, one the king of Arad, one 15 the king of Libnah, one the king of Adullam, one 16 the king of Makkedah, one the king of Bethel, one 17 the king of Tappuah, one the king of Hepher, one 18 the king of Aphek, one the king of Lasharon, one 19 the king of Madon, one the king of Hazor, one 20 the king of Shimron Meron, one the king of Acshaph, one 21 the king of Taanach, one the king of Megiddo, one 22 the king of Kedesh, one the king of Jokneam in Carmel one 23 the king of Dor (in Naphoth Dor), one the king of Goyim in Gilgal, one 24 the king of Tirzah, one thirty-one kings in all.
On verses 9-24: What can we learn from this list of 31 kings that Joshua and the Israelites defeated? As I look at this list of conquered kings, I am reminded that we all have certain kings to conquer in our lives. Maybe it’s a king called worry, a king called laziness, a king called pride, or self-centeredness? Maybe it’s the king of negativity and complaining? Maybe it’s the king of jealousy or bitterness? Which king poses the biggest threat to you at this time?
May you go into today knowing that by faith in the greatest king of all, Jesus Christ, you have everything you need to defeat the other kings in your life. Like Joshua, as you trust in God, may you find yourself over the long haul conquering those kings more and more. For in Jesus Christ you are more than a conqueror. Believe that as you go into today.
Lord Jesus, You are the king of all kings, the lord of all lords, the name above every name. You have no rival and all things have been placed under Your feet. Thank You that the king called [insert your biggest struggle here:] ________ is nothing compared to You. Thank You that through faith in You I will overcome that king one day. Let today be the day. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!