Deuteronomy 2:26 – 3:11

• We’re still on the historical prologue of the Suzerain vassal treaty.
• This is the first time the Israelites encounter the Amorites.
• Israelites wanted to pass through Heshbon via ‘the king’s hwy’.

Hearts hardened
• God hardened king Sihon’s heart, just like Pharaoh’s. Exo 9:34 -10:1.
• God let Heshbon’s sin manifest. Just like Rom 1:18 – 32
• The hardening of the heart is God’s judgement.
• God does not tempt man Jam 1:13

Sihon defeated 2:30 >
• God gave Israel the victory before the fighting.
• 2:32 They came out of their fortified cities to attack Israel.
• Noetic effect (your sinful nature clouds your logic)
• 3:8 saw 50 miles (80 km) of continuous battle
• 3:11 the giants. 4.5m tall 2m wide.

Life by faith and not by sight.

“The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall
be safe.” Pro 29:25.