Deceived! Joshua 9, CB OT p. 342
“The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”                   Genesis 3.13, CB OT p. 4
“They on their part acted with cunning” (4)
“We have come from a distant country, so make a covenant with us” (6)
“Perhaps you live among us; then how can we make a covenant with you?” (7)
“We are your servants.” (8)
“Who are you? And where do you come from?” (8)
“From a very distant country your servants have come, because of the name of Jehovah your God.” (9)
“We are your servants. Come now, make a covenant with us.” (11)
“Here is our bread. It was still warm when wetook it from our houses as our food for thejourney on the day we set out to c...
“These wineskins were new when we filledthem, and behold, they have burst.” (13)
“And these garments and sandals of ours are worn out from the very long journey.” (13)
“So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from Jehovah.” (14)
“And Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live, and the leaders of the congregation swor...
There are deceivers out to deceive you.
“for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11.13- CB NT p. 323)                      15;
“For such men are falseapostles, deceitful workmen,disguising themselves asapostles of Christ. ...So it is no surprise if ...
2 Thessalonians 2:9- CB NT p. 362                    11,
Appliance        healersThe Far Sideby Gary Larson
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”     (Matthew 7.15, CB NT...
“evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”                        (2 Timothy ...
Don’t let yourself be deceived.
“Let no one deceive you in any way.” (2 Thessalonians 2.3; CB NT p. 362)
“Little children, let no one deceive you.” (1 John 3.7; CB NT p. )
“Be wise asserpents andinnocent asdoves.”(Matthew 10.16;   CB NT p. 18)
“I want you to bewise as to what isgood andinnocent as towhat is evil.”      (Romans 16.19;       CB NT p. 287 )
The testimony ofJehovah is sure,making wise the simple  (Psalm 19.7; CB OT p. 852 )
“Brothers, do notbe children in yourthinking. Beinfants in evil, butin your thinkingbe mature.”  (1 Corinthians 14.20;    ...
“until we all attain to theunity of the faith and of theknowledge of the Son of God,to mature manhood, to themeasure of th...
How am I deceived?
“Let no one deceive youwith empty words.” (Ephesians 5.6; CB NT p. 341)
“by smooth talk andflattery they deceivethe hearts of the naive.” (Romans 16.18; CB NT p. 287)
“They have healed thewound of my peoplelightly, saying, ‘Peace,peace,’ when there isno peace.”(Jeremiah 8.11; CB OT p. 1211)
“having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.”                      (2 Tim...
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”                        (James 1.22; CB NT p. 401)
“and with all wicked deception for those whoare perishing, because they refused to lovethe truth and so be saved.”        ...
“Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned wh...
I am most easily deceived when I fail toseek God’s counsel.
“So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from Jehovah.” (14)
“But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning...”                   (2 Corinthians 11.3; CB NT p. 323)
“your thoughts will beled astray from a sincereand pure devotion toChrist.”          (2 Corinthians 11.3;                C...
“your thoughts will beled astray from a sincereand pure devotion toChrist.”          (2 Corinthians 11.3;                C...
“I know, O Jehovah, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.”          ...
“Commit your way to Jehovah; trust in him, and He will act.”    (Psalm 37.5; CB OT p. 872 )
“Christ, in whom arehidden all the treasures ofwisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2.2b-4; CB NT p. 352)
“Christ, in whom arehidden all the treasures ofwisdom and knowledge. Isay this in order that noone may delude you withplau...
and the sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God,praying at all times in theSpirit, with all prayer andsupplication.  ...
“It is written, “‘Man shallnot live by bread alone, butby every word that comesfrom the mouth of God.’ ”          (Matthew...
“not as I will, but as you will.”       (Matthew 26.39; CB NT p. 53)
“All Scripture is breathedout by God and profitablefor teaching, for reproof, forcorrection, and for trainingin righteousne...
I must keep my promises, even if theyare based on deceit.
“But the people of Israel did not attackthem, because the leaders of thecongregation had sworn to them byJehovah, the God ...
If a man vows a vow to Jehovah, or swearsan oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shallnot break his word. He shall do acco...
Be not rash with yourmouth, nor let yourheart be hasty toutter a word beforeGod, for God is inheaven and you are onearth. ...
When you vow a vowto God, do not delaypaying it, for he has nopleasure in fools. Paywhat you vow.          (Ecclesiastes 5...
Let not your mouthlead you into sin, anddo not say before themessenger that it wasa mistake.          (Ecclesiastes 5.6;  ...
Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’;anything more than this comes from evil.                        (Matthew 5.37; CB...
There are deceivers out to deceive you.I am most easily deceived when I fail toseek God’s counsel.I must keep my promises,...
Will today be theday you decide to  go to heaven?
Lesson slideshows (with notes)     and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Gibeonites ...
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Measuring g...
Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Sword and B...
Compiled and Presented by:Be Strong and Courageous                                                                        ...
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The Gibeonites tricked Joshua and Israel into making a covenant with them, and it provides some powerfully important lessons for us today. First, we must remember that there are deceivers out to deceive us; second, that we are most easily deceived when we fail to seek God’s counsel and finally that we must keep our promises even if they are based on deceit.

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  1. 1. Deceived! Joshua 9, CB OT p. 342
  2. 2. “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Genesis 3.13, CB OT p. 4
  3. 3. “They on their part acted with cunning” (4)
  4. 4. “We have come from a distant country, so make a covenant with us” (6)
  5. 5. “Perhaps you live among us; then how can we make a covenant with you?” (7)
  6. 6. “We are your servants.” (8)
  7. 7. “Who are you? And where do you come from?” (8)
  8. 8. “From a very distant country your servants have come, because of the name of Jehovah your God.” (9)
  9. 9. “We are your servants. Come now, make a covenant with us.” (11)
  10. 10. “Here is our bread. It was still warm when wetook it from our houses as our food for thejourney on the day we set out to come toyou, but now, behold, it is dry andcrumbly” (12)
  11. 11. “These wineskins were new when we filledthem, and behold, they have burst.” (13)
  12. 12. “And these garments and sandals of ours are worn out from the very long journey.” (13)
  13. 13. “So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from Jehovah.” (14)
  14. 14. “And Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live, and the leaders of the congregation swore to them.” (15)
  15. 15. There are deceivers out to deceive you.
  16. 16. “for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11.13- CB NT p. 323) 15;
  17. 17. “For such men are falseapostles, deceitful workmen,disguising themselves asapostles of Christ. ...So it is no surprise if hisservants, also, disguisethemselves as servantsof righteousness.” (2 Corinthians 11.13-15; CB NT p. 323)
  18. 18. 2 Thessalonians 2:9- CB NT p. 362 11,
  19. 19. Appliance healersThe Far Sideby Gary Larson
  20. 20. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7.15, CB NT p. 12)
  21. 21. “evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3.13, CB NT p. 374)
  22. 22. Don’t let yourself be deceived.
  23. 23. “Let no one deceive you in any way.” (2 Thessalonians 2.3; CB NT p. 362)
  24. 24. “Little children, let no one deceive you.” (1 John 3.7; CB NT p. )
  25. 25. “Be wise asserpents andinnocent asdoves.”(Matthew 10.16; CB NT p. 18)
  26. 26. “I want you to bewise as to what isgood andinnocent as towhat is evil.” (Romans 16.19; CB NT p. 287 )
  27. 27. The testimony ofJehovah is sure,making wise the simple (Psalm 19.7; CB OT p. 852 )
  28. 28. “Brothers, do notbe children in yourthinking. Beinfants in evil, butin your thinkingbe mature.” (1 Corinthians 14.20; CB NT p. 306)
  29. 29. “until we all attain to theunity of the faith and of theknowledge of the Son of God,to mature manhood, to themeasure of the stature of thefullness of Christ, so that wemay no longer be children.” (Ephesians 4.13-14; CB NT p. 340)
  30. 30. How am I deceived?
  31. 31. “Let no one deceive youwith empty words.” (Ephesians 5.6; CB NT p. 341)
  32. 32. “by smooth talk andflattery they deceivethe hearts of the naive.” (Romans 16.18; CB NT p. 287)
  33. 33. “They have healed thewound of my peoplelightly, saying, ‘Peace,peace,’ when there isno peace.”(Jeremiah 8.11; CB OT p. 1211)
  34. 34. “having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.” (2 Timothy 4.3; CB NT p. 374)
  35. 35. “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (James 1.22; CB NT p. 401)
  36. 36. “and with all wicked deception for those whoare perishing, because they refused to lovethe truth and so be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2.9-10; CB NT p. 362)
  37. 37. “Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2.11-12; CB NT p. 362)
  38. 38. I am most easily deceived when I fail toseek God’s counsel.
  39. 39. “So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from Jehovah.” (14)
  40. 40. “But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning...” (2 Corinthians 11.3; CB NT p. 323)
  41. 41. “your thoughts will beled astray from a sincereand pure devotion toChrist.” (2 Corinthians 11.3; CB NT p. 323)
  42. 42. “your thoughts will beled astray from a sincereand pure devotion toChrist.” (2 Corinthians 11.3; CB NT p. 323)
  43. 43. “I know, O Jehovah, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.” (Jeremiah 10.23; CB OT p. 1217)
  44. 44. “Commit your way to Jehovah; trust in him, and He will act.” (Psalm 37.5; CB OT p. 872 )
  45. 45. “Christ, in whom arehidden all the treasures ofwisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2.2b-4; CB NT p. 352)
  46. 46. “Christ, in whom arehidden all the treasures ofwisdom and knowledge. Isay this in order that noone may delude you withplausible arguments. (Colossians 2.2b-4; CB NT p. 352)
  47. 47. and the sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God,praying at all times in theSpirit, with all prayer andsupplication. (Ephesians 6.17-18; CB NT p. 343)
  48. 48. “It is written, “‘Man shallnot live by bread alone, butby every word that comesfrom the mouth of God.’ ” (Matthew 4. ; CB NT p. 5) 4
  49. 49. “not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26.39; CB NT p. 53)
  50. 50. “All Scripture is breathedout by God and profitablefor teaching, for reproof, forcorrection, and for trainingin righteousness, (2 Timothy 3.16; CB NT p. 374)
  51. 51. I must keep my promises, even if theyare based on deceit.
  52. 52. “But the people of Israel did not attackthem, because the leaders of thecongregation had sworn to them byJehovah, the God of Israel.” (18)
  53. 53. If a man vows a vow to Jehovah, or swearsan oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shallnot break his word. He shall do according toall that proceeds out of his mouth. (Numbers 30.2; CB OT p. 257)
  54. 54. Be not rash with yourmouth, nor let yourheart be hasty toutter a word beforeGod, for God is inheaven and you are onearth. Therefore letyour words be few. (Ecclesiastes 5.2; CB OT p. 1052)
  55. 55. When you vow a vowto God, do not delaypaying it, for he has nopleasure in fools. Paywhat you vow. (Ecclesiastes 5. ; 4 CB OT p. 1053)
  56. 56. Let not your mouthlead you into sin, anddo not say before themessenger that it wasa mistake. (Ecclesiastes 5.6; CB OT p. 1053)
  57. 57. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’;anything more than this comes from evil. (Matthew 5.37; CB NT p. 8)
  58. 58. There are deceivers out to deceive you.I am most easily deceived when I fail toseek God’s counsel.I must keep my promises, even if theyare based on deceit.
  59. 59. Will today be theday you decide to go to heaven?
  60. 60. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  61. 61. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Gibeonites and Joshua: http://www.eborg2.com/BibleOT/06-Joshua/800-Joshua-B04.jpgEve:http://chicagoartmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Anderson-Eve-and-the-Serpent.jpgMagician: http://theamericanjesus.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/magician.jpgLego Devil: http://www.flickr.com/photos/demonator/3594277200/sizes/m/in/photostream/Lego Angel: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/10080_AngelHinn: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Wolves/benny_hinn-fake.htmHandshake man with Bible: iStock_000006009755Salesman: http://www.medicineshowmagic.com/The Far Side: Gary Larson, The Far Side Gallery 3, p. 134Eyes: iStock_000005855955; iStock_000005855956Serpent and dove: http://kingsenglish.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/snake_dove.jpgChild professor: http://www.virginmedia.com/homefamily/parenting/got-a-child-genius.php
  62. 62. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Measuring girl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uiowa/5497281152/sizes/l/in/photostream/Bubbles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39580703@N02/6122020531/sizes/l/in/photostream/Man with Bible: iStock_000005870937Audience: http://schipul.com/photos/3687/in/122/Shell Game: http://www.bryanmarcel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Processed-food-is-a-shell-game1.jpgGuy in mirror: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oter/3104958433/sizes/l/in/photostream/Burning Book: http://clipart.christiansunite.com/1326541261/Old_Testament_Clipart/Old_Testament014.jpgChalkboard Girl: iStock_000005164183Jesus on Cross: iStock_0000012714234 adults: iStock_000006933714Hiking: iStock_000004703365Sunset man praying: iStock_000006054287
  63. 63. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Sword and Bible: iStock_000006458439Handshake: Keynote artFinger to lip: iStock_000002252576Yes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/3584172834/sizes/l/in/photostream/Wedding hands: http://www.flickr.com/photos/placbo/3789843412/sizes/z/in/photostream/Girl with Bible: iStock_000005249418
  64. 64. Compiled and Presented by:Be Strong and Courageous Dave Stewart 15 January, 2012#11 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com Deceived! Joshua 9Synopsis: The Gibeonites tricked Joshua and Israel into making a covenant with them, and itprovides some powerfully important lessons for us today. First, we must remember that there aredeceivers out to deceive us; second, that we are most easily deceived when we fail to seek God’scounsel and finally that we must keep our promises even if they are based on deceit. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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