So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. Joshua 10:13
The day the Earth stood still! One of the most amazing and controversial events in the Bible is when Joshua declares God stopped the Sun from setting so he could finish off his enemies. Skeptics will often attack this text, as saying “The Sun doesn’t move”. First off we need to understand that the Bible is not a science book, the Bible is the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Many things in the Bible are poetic or idioms not always literal.
Why is this story so hard to believe? If we believe the first scripture in the Bible In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) then all things are possible. If God can create the universe from nothing, he can easily stop the Earth from spinning for a day! God can also easily raise Jesus from the dead and defeat Sin and Death!
There was no day like that before it or after it, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel. Joshua 10:14
The Bible tells us there was never a day like this before and never will be! God loved Joshua and the Israelites enough to stop the Sun! God loves you enough to send Jesus Christ to the cross to die for your Sins! What is impossible for God?
Don’t limit God, don’t put God in a box! Be in awe and wonder for your Heavenly Father Amen!