Summary: the Gibeonanites were quick to give themselves to the Hebrews as slaves. Most people do the same thing regarding sin

Selling Yourself into Slavery?

Joshua 9:1-8

To make yourself a slave, you must give into

1. Dread & Despair vs 3

women making themselves a slave to a man that uses them

men making themselves a slave to a job,

because they think they can’t get a better one

preachers afraid they’ll lose their job.

So they compromise the Gospel

Peer pressure Afraid they won’t fit in (smoking, drinking, sex, drugs,)

2. Deception & Deceit vs 4

"Lie" - "...a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive..."

Deceit = concealment, or distortion of the truth for the purpose of

misleading: duplicity: fraud

lying to themselves


To God

Prov 12:22 Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that

deal truly [are] his delight.

3. Danger & Difficulty vs 6a

They went to Joshua, and lied to his face.

Wouldn’t that be enough to kill them?

They Deceived him,

Made him look foolish.

18 And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes

of the congregation had sworn unto them by the LORD God of

Israel. And all the congregation murmured against the princes.

Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers,

and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall

have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:

which is the second death.

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