Is Your Faith Unlimited?

Joshua 10:12-14
 "On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!"

God’s Word is full of miracles in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, but this one is one that tends to make people scratch their heads and think, “did this really happen?”

Skeptics will provide all kinds of scientific analysis on how catastrophic it would be for the earth to stop rotating and how this is outside the realm of physics. They will attempt to convince you this simply could not have happened without the earth being destroyed.

My question for you who believe in the Bible as the authoritative Word of God, do you believe this? Or do you also try to rationalize it away like the scientists, scoffers and unbelievers? Does your faith allow this event to be true?

It’s interesting even in the commentaries I’ve read, while they are quick to validate God’s Word, but yet they are also just as quick to provide alternate explanations on what likely happened. It’s as if they are just covering their tracks so as not to appear so na├»ve in front of other “wise” individuals.

When you look up the word “miracle”, one definition has it as the following: “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.”

The very definition of a miracle then, eliminates science altogether and the opinions from that community.

If you still cringe at the thought of having to defend this passage of Scripture to a non-believer, then pray for God to give you more faith in His Word.

I sometimes think we get so accustomed to the belief of God creating the universe that we take for granted the majestic events that produced such an extraordinary creation. Is it really such a stretch for the Creator of all things, who created our world with such incredible fine tuning to support life as we know it, to alter His creation momentarily to help His chosen people conquer the lands He promised them?

Are you guilty of believing the omnipotent God of all is bound by the laws of physics?

His ways are not our ways and our wisdom is but folly to Him. If you truly believe He created the heavens and the earth then there should be little doubt about what He did at Joshua’s request in the above verse of Scripture.

Do not let your own intellect obscure your faith. I gladly lay down my PhD at the feet of the Almighty and praise Him for the faith He has given me and the discernment to know my education means absolutely nothing compared to the faith of a simple child resting in Christ.