After 40 years, when the Hebrews were finally able to cross the Jordan River
After 40 years, when the Hebrews were finally able to cross the Jordan River and take the land God had promised Abraham, why did God give them these commands? Utterly destroy all idols and altars. Totally defeat the defending armies leaving none alive. Do not give the daughters to marry foreign sons nor allow their sons to take foreign wives. Don’t know? Because all these things would distract the Hebrews from worshiping God in the way He commanded. Disobeying these instructions would cause the Hebrews to turn their backs on God and turn to son.
As I read this account today, Deuteronomy 7, it was as if the Lord spoke to my spirit and said, “This is what my children are doing today”. We have let the things of this world distract us from God. We have let the world into the church and that has contaminated our worship and our ministry.
My friends, today we have to close our eyes to this sin filled world and open our eyes to the ways of our God. Don’t let anything cause you for one second take your eyes off God!
Church, repent and let the fire of God burn brightly in you. Let His Holy Spirit grab ahold of you and lead you back to His ways.