Then the Land Rested from War (Joshua 11: 16-23) 01/23/20

Then the Land Rested from War

Joshua 11:16-23

I. Joshua Took all this Land (vs. 16-18)

    a. What was the scope of the land conquered by Joshua and the Israelites?___________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    b. What became of every king that raised its hand against Israel? ___________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    c. How long does this passage indicate the military conquest lasted? ________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________

II.  The Lord Hardened their Hearts… (vs. 19-20)

    a. Why were the Hivites (Gibeonites) exempted from destruction? __________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    b. Was God’s grace extended to the Gibeonites because they believed that God was for Israel? ___

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    c. Was there anyone else that received grace instead of destruction? _______________________

    ________________________________________ Why? __________________________________

    d. Why did none of the other kings attempt anything other than battle?  _____________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________

III. The Anakim (vs. 21-23)

    a. Who are the Anakim mentioned in verses 21-23? _____________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________________________

    (Numbers 13:22, 28-33 , Deuteronomy 2:10-11, 21, 9:2)

    b. Did these giants cause the people to fear in the past? _________________________________

    c. Who among Israel believed God would give victory over all the land including the Anakim forty

    years earlier? ____________________________________________________________________

    d. Does verse 21 and the first half of verse 22 sound good for Joshua and Israel? _____Why? ___

    _______________________________________________________________________________

    e. What problem for Israel is presented in the last half of verse 22? ________________________

    _______________________________________________________________________________

    f. In a summary statement verse 23 concludes with what great news? ___________________________

      ________________________________________________________________________________________________

IV. Application: When we are in a spiritual battle are there some things we can be tempted to

postpone dealing with or ignore because they seem too big or too hard? ________________________ 

What happens when we fail to achieve full victory? _________________________________________

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