Wednesday, November 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

Have you destroyed the things that cause you to stumble? As a final task before God gathered Moses to his people, he had him assemble an army to fight against Midian because they had drawn the Israelites into idolatry. God had purged Israel of those who had worshipped idols, but it was now time to seek vengeance on those who had caused their crime. God wanted total annihilation; however, they captured and kept the women and children to the chagrin of God. The women were the ones who drew them into idolatry! Moses had them kill all the adult women and the male children; they were only allowed to keep the girls. I know what you’re thinking; it disturbs me, too, but they are of a different culture than we are. 

You can see by this story that God is angered over our worship of other gods and goes to great lengths to purge us of such. If you are harboring any sinful practice from your past before you accepted Jesus as your savior, get rid of it! It needs to go. Until you make it a point to worship and honor only God, you will continue to stumble and fall. God will not be mocked.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people. And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian. Numbers 31:1-3

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