And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal. But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah. And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah. And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them: And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the LORD your God hath delivered them into your hand. And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities. And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel. Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave. And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon. And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. (Joshua 10:15-24)
Today's Morsel: When I first got saved, I couldn't believe the number of people who would stand to testify of God's goodness during testimony service, but out of their mouths came words of how much the devil was beating them up and all the devil was doing in their life. I thought to myself at the time, my goodness, where's God in all this. But then I learned,that some people just like talking about the devil and giving him credit. Not me, I love talking about what God is doing. When Joshua went to battle against five kings, they knew they were defeated before he ever came against them. As Rahab had already told them, we heard what your God did in Egypt and our hearts did melt because we knew that God had given you the land. These kings hid themselves in a cave, but Joshua placed stone at the mouth so they couldn't get out. But when he returned and brought them out, he told all the men to put their feet upon their necks. The reason was to teach them that their enemy was to always be under their feet. The psalmist said, "Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet" (Psalms 91:13). Satan is call edthat old dragon and he walks around as a roaring loin. But he doesn't have any power over you. So as long as you obey God's Word, you'll keep him under your feet. Let's focus on the Lord and give Him praise.
Sing: Well, I'm going to the enemy's camp, I'm gonna, take back what he stole from me. I'm going to the enemy's camp, I'm gonna, take back what he stole from me. I'll put him under my feet, under my feet, under my feet, under my feet, I'm claiming, the victory.