Friday, May 22, 2015

The Effects of Sin

So I was doing my Bible reading this morning in Joshua and I came across this passage from Joshua chapter 7:

10 The Lord said to Joshua, “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face? 11 Israel has sinned; they have transgressed my covenant that I commanded them; they have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen and lied and put them among their own belongings. 12 Therefore the people of Israel cannot stand before their enemies. They turn their backs before their enemies, because they have become devoted for destruction.[a] I will be with you no more, unless you destroy the devoted things from among you. 13 Get up! Consecrate the people and say, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow; for thus says the Lord, God of Israel, “There are devoted things in your midst, O Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the devoted things from among you.” 14 In the morning therefore you shall be brought near by your tribes. And the tribe that the Lord takes by lot shall come near by clans. And the clan that the Lord takes shall come near by households. And the household that the Lord takes shall come near man by man. 15 And he who is taken with the devoted things shall be burned with fire, he and all that he has, because he has transgressed the covenant of the Lord, and because he has done an outrageous thing in Israel.’”

     This really stuck out to me as awesome. Look at it. The reason that Israel wasn't winning it's battles was because they were hiding sin. This can be so true in our lives as well. When we feel that Satan is getting the upper hand, and we just can't win, maybe we are hiding sin. I feel that this is what God was teaching me through this mornings study.
     Have an awesome day, ya'll!

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