“All Treasures Of Science” ( Colossians 2: 2-3, WYC ) by Carley Evans

English: Joshua commanding the sun to stand still

“be taught in charity, into all the riches of the plenty of understanding [that the hearts of them be comforted, taught in charity, and into all riches of plenty of understanding], into the knowing of [the] mystery of God, the Father of Jesus Christ, 3 in whom all the treasures of wisdom and of science be hid.”

Speaking of “treasures of science,” here’s one for you!

 “12 Then Joshua spake to the Lord, in the day in which he betook Amorites in the sight of the sons of Israel; and Joshua said before the people, Sun, be thou not moved against Gibeon, and the moon, against the valley of Ajalon. (And Joshua spoke to the Lord, on the day in which he delivered the Amorites into the hands of the Israelites; and Joshua said before the people, Sun, stand thou still over Gibeon, and Moon, stand thou still over the Ajalon Valley.)

13 And the sun and the moon stood, unto the time the folk of God had venged themselves of their enemies. Whether this is not written in the book of just men? And so the sun stood in the midst of heaven, and it hasted not to go down in the space of a day; (And so the sun and the moon stood still, until the time that the people of God had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? And so the sun stood still in the midst of the heavens, and it hastened not to go down in the space of a day;)

14 so long a day was not before and afterward (there was never so long a day, before or afterward); for the Lord obeyed to the voice of a man, and he fought for Israel.” (Joshua 10: 12-14, WYC)

The earth orbits the sun; the moon orbits the earth. If the sun and the moon both “stood still,” that actually means the moon stopped moving around the earth and the earth stopped moving around the sun. To make two objects in space remain fixed in place at the same time is quite an undertaking — it seems to me, to keep from ripping apart both the earth and the moon, to prevent the other planets from spinning out of control, to keep the Milky Way galaxy intact, the entire universe needed to be brought to a halt.

God stopped all movement in the universe for the length of a day so as to obtain twenty-four hours of sunlight for Israel to defeat the Amorites.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Susie and Outrageous Work Conditions.

  2. mtsweat says:

    And to think people question His ability to keep a man alive in a fish’s belly for three days. Amazing thought there, Carley.

    1. lambskinny says:

      I so appreciate your kind comment, Michael. God bless!

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