Joshua 17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
OK I’m Cheap! You can call it thrifty. You can call it being a good steward. You can put lipstick on a pig and tie a bow in its tail, but it’s still a pig. Call it what you will, I’m cheap at times. When rebuilding my house that had caught fire, there were times I had decided to reuse some of the wood that was there. As hard as I tried, there were some nails left behind in that old wood that were easier to just pound into the wood than to try to pull out. However, there were also times that came back to haunt me, when I tried to cut that piece of wood and didn’t see the nail until the saw blade hit it and sparks flew everywhere.
God had given very clear instructions to Israel. In Deut. 7. They were to expel all the people off the land that He was to give them. Deut. 7:2 says; “And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:” That chapter goes on to say that if they didn’t do this that those people would turn Israel’s hearts away from Him. Still we find, several tribes of Israel allowed people to stay in the land. It says they made them their servants. However, later we’ll see that the sins of these people seeped into the nation of Israel and they became servants to their sin. Leaving these people there seemed like the easy thing to do at the time. However, in the long run they became an affliction to their soul..
A little sin today, can be a huge affliction down the road. Just as the Canaanites were left behind, so we see in ourselves the old sin nature left behind as well. We must daily be on guard not to yield to, or become servant of any old sin.
Are you standing guard against old sin?
I can still hear my parents saying over and again, “Listen to me!” God says the same thing, and everything God says comes true. That is why Israel said;
● We Have Arrived
● We Have Assisted
● We Have Assurance
● We Have Accomplished
● We Have Alliance
● We Have Afflictions
We also can have blessings or avoid trials in this life, “Only If we Listen!”
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|April 8, 2019||Joshua 18-20||Luke 9:1-26|
|April 9, 2019||Joshua 21-22||Luke 9:27-62|
|April 10, 2019||Joshua 23-24||Luke 10:1-24|
|April 11, 2019||Judges 1-2||Luke 10:25-42|
|April 12, 2019||Judges 3-5||Luke 11:1-28|
|April 13, 2019||Judges 6-7||Luke 11:29-54|
|April 14, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
The last verse in an old hymn called “There Shall Be Showers of Blessings” says this;
There shall be showers of blessing, If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing, If we let God have His way.
Oh How true. If we will trust and obey and let God have his way,
well friend, there will be showers of blessings.
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director