In Joshua chapter 9, God commands Isreal to evict all the people who live in Canaan. After Joshua and his army conquered two big cities, Jericho and Ai, the kings came together to wage war against Joshua and Israel.
However, when the people of Gibeon heard what God had done for Isreal, they feared God. So they deceived the Israelites that they were poor people, coming from a distant country far away from Canaan, and hoped to make a treaty with Isreal because of the fame of God. Actually, the people of Gibeon were rich and lived in a big city. They were eager to make a treaty with Israel though they would be the servants, because they believed that the God of Isreal is real.
Many of us are like “the people of Gibeon”, as we did not know God before. But when we have a heart to desire God and seek God, God will guide us, and treat us as He treated the people of Gibeon. God remembers His promise. When Saul killed the people of Gibeon, God judged the family of Saul.
Do you think many times you are far away from God? Don’t worry, just come to God. Once God makes a promise with us, He will keep His promise and love us to the end.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? – Psalms 42:2
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. – Psalms 84:10