Israel hath sinned,
Joshua is now leading the Hebrews into the promised land. Jericho has fallen by the miracle power of God. Spies have checked out AI and recommended a small force, 3,000 men could defeat them.
The Warriors of AI ran the Hebrews all the way home….defeated.
Joshua fell on his face: Lord, why bring us into the land to be defeated. Our enimies will be empowered to come against us.
The Lords answer: “Get up, Israel hath sinned, they have even taken of the accursed thing,”
” Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow:”
Someone had taken that which The Lord had said was His. They would never win another battle till this was settled.
The man was found: ” Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:”
” Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.”
All Achan had and loved, were stoned to death and stones heaped upon them, so all would understand the need for obedience.
Pretty brutal, right?
Today, because of the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus, we no longer are condemned to death because of sin or disobedience. Jesus’s death and blood covers those who love and accept Him as Lord and Savior.
Those who accept Jesus as Lord are saved from sin and death, covered by His blood.
We are still sinners but when God sees us, His Son stands between us, He suffered so we wouldn’t.
Now it is our job to overcome the evil in our lives by accepting the Holy Spirits direction, comfort and peace. Repenting of the things that are not pleasing to a perfect God, turning from them and to God.
Find and access the peace that passes understanding. Wallow in His Love. Accept His Forgiveness.
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